Rebecca Stuart


I am a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Economic Research at the University of Neuchâtel and ZHAW School of Management and Law, Honorary Professor of Practice in Finance at Queen’s Management School and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic History, Queen’s University Belfast. My research interests are in monetary and financial history, monetary economics and macroeconomics.

In 2022, I was awarded the Schweizerisches Wirtschaftarchiv (Swiss Economics Archive) Recognition Prize for my archival work on the paper ‘What Drives Long-Term Interest Rates? Evidence from the Entire Swiss Franc History 1852-2020’.

In January 2017, I received the Barrington Medal by the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. The Medal recognises ‘promising new researchers in the economic and social sciences in Ireland’.

I am Secretary of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland and, along with Eoin McLaughlin and Ronan Lyons, organise the Irish Quantitative History Group’s annual meeting.

I completed my PhD at University College Dublin in 2016. Before moving to Neuchâtel, I was an Advisor in the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Ireland. I joined the Central Bank in 2004, and worked in the Financial Stability Division as an economist and senior economist before moving to the Monetary Policy Division in 2012.


07/09/23: My paper, ‘International co-movements of inflation, 1851-1913’, with Stefan Gerlach, has been accepted for publication by Oxford Economic Papers. The working paper is available here.

20/07/23: Pleased to be back in Dublin to present on inflation persistence during the Gold Standard at the World Cliometrics Congress in Trinity College.

25/05/23: A pleasure to present my work on ‘Stock return predictability before the First World War’ at the EBHS conference in Porto. The working paper is available here.


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