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 Management School, 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.
A provisional seminar schedule for Semester 1 of 2021-2022 is available on this page. Our first seminar speaker will be Paul Schmelzing (Yale), on Friday 24 September 2021 at 1.30PM GMT.
The QUCEH working paper series constitutes preprint working papers by scholars associated with our research centre. Visit this page to read about the latest additions to the series.
Áine Doran has won the 2021 Economic History Society New Researcher Prize, awarded for the best paper presented by a new researcher at the Economic History Society Annual Conference 2021. She won the prize for a paper entitled "A poor inquiry: Poverty and living standards in pre-Famine Ireland", which will be part of her PhD Dissertation. A pre-print working paper version is available as QUCEH Working Paper No. 21-01.
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.