Stephen Billington (MSc, QUB) is a PhD student in Economics at Queen's. His research focuses on institutions and innovation, with an emphasis on how institutional change influences the incentives governing inventive activity in British economic history.
Áine Doran (BSc, QUB) is a Research Assistant in Economics at Queen's. She is researching the various causes and consequences of the Great Irish Famine in an ESRC-funded project led by Alan Fernihough. She is also completing her MSc in Economics at the University.
Áine Gallagher (MSc, Warwick) is a PhD student and Lecturer (Education) in Finance at Queen’s. Her research is focussed on documenting and understanding the long term trends in mergers and acquisitions in the UK from 1875 to 2015.
David Jordan (MSc, QUB) is a PhD student in Economics at Queen's. He is researching the economics of devolution, asking whether devolution of economic policy-making powers is beneficial, by drawing lessons from the first Northern Ireland Parliament between 1920 and 1972.
Ryan Kee (MSc, QUB) is a PhD student and Lecturer (Education) in Economics at Queen's. He is researching various facets that influence long-run economic development, particularly religion, culture and the evolution of institutional structures. He is especially interested in the impact of such forces in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nikita Lychakov (MA, Northeastern) is a PhD student in Finance at Queen's. His research covers the 1899-1902 financial crisis in Imperial Russia and the causes of bank failures in that period.
Ian Webster (PhD, Sheffield Hallam) is a PhD student in Management at Queen's. His previous PhD, in History, looked at the Public Works Loan Board and its role as a lender in nineteenth-century England. He now wants to extend the research to cover the scale and financing of all nineteenth-century English public infrastructure investment.