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 influenced the incentives governing inventive activity across British economic history.
David Bogle (BSc, QUB) is a PhD student in Finance at Queen's. He is researching the effects of public policy on financial markets and asset prices, focusing primarily on how the introduction of legislation in relation to pensions and life assurance products affected financial markets.
Áine Doran (MSc, QUB) is a PhD student 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.
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.
Nikita Lychakov (PhD, QUB) has recently completed his PhD in Finance at Queen's and is currently on the academic job market. His research covers the 1899-1902 financial crisis in Imperial Russia and the causes of bank failures in that period.
Homer Wagenaar (MA, Groningen University) is a PhD student in Economics at Queen's. His research focuses on the law and economics of the Dutch patentless period, between 1869 and 1912, when inventors in the Netherlands enjoyed no legal protection for their inventions.
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.