Welcome to Queen's University Centre for Economic History
Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen's University Belfast. It brings together faculty and graduate students working on the economic study of the past from across the university and elsewhere.
On Thursday 6 August 2020, Will Quinn and John Turner launched their new book, Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles Hardcover. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
Queen's University Belfast has appointed Rebecca Stuart as Honorary Professor of Practice in Finance, and Matthias Blum as Honorary Senior Lecturer in Economics. Both have strong long-standing connections with QUCEH. These appointments honour these links, and aim to deepen ongoing and future research collaborations.
Robin Adams has won the 2020 Thirsk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize, awarded to the best doctoral dissertation in economic and/or social history by the Economic History Society. He won the prize for a DPhil thesis defended at the University of Oxford in 2019 entitled 'Shadow of a Taxman: how, and by whom, was the Republican Government financed in the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)?'.
Our Historical Perspectives on Finance and Corporate Governance workshop is now cancelled.
Our economic history seminar series has moved online and will be conducted via Zoom.
The Long Run Initiative
The Long Run Initiative is a not-for-profit forum co-run by members of QUCEH. The Initiative is founded on three precepts: (1) to demonstrate the practical value of historical expertise to contemporary decision makers; (2) to create dialogue between academics, businesses and government; and (3) to provide an independent and international perspective on the challenges facing business and society. Find out more here.