Rebecca Stuart


I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research at the University of Neuchâtel, Honorary Professor of Practice in Finance at Queen’s Management School and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic History, Queen’s University Belfast, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Cork University Business School in University College Cork. 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.


26/01/2023: My paper, ‘Measuring stock market integration during the Gold Standard’ has been accepted for publication by Cliometrica. The working paper version is available here.

18/10/22: My paper, ‘160 Years of aggregate supply and demand in Switzerland’ has been published in the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics.

29/09/22: Honoured to receive the 2021/22 Recognition Prize from the Schweizerisches Wirtschaftsarchiv (Swiss Economics Archive) for my archival work on Swiss financial market data in the 19th century in this paper.


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