My research interests are in economic, financial and social history. Further interests are applied econometrics and historical GIS. I am interested in Irish financial history, the political economy of land reform, penal reform, human capital, anthropometry, cooperation, emigration and remittances.
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Environmental Economics at the University of St. Andrews. From January 2013 to December 2015 I was a Leverhulme Fellow, see research for project description. I am an affiliate of the Queen's University Centre for Economic History. I am also on the organising committee of the network for Long-run Perspectives on Crime and Conflict.
I completed a BA in economics and history in National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2005. I was awarded a PhD in 2010 by the Department of History in NUI Maynooth. I received an IRCHSS post-graduate scholarship and in 2012 I was awarded an academic prize by the European Savings Bank Group. I was a Post-Doctoral fellow in the University of Edinburgh from January 2011 to August 2014.
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