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.

In 2016, I completed my PhD in Economics at University College Dublin. My research interests are in monetary and financial history, monetary economics and macroeconomics.

In January 2017, I was awarded 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.

Prior to joining the University, 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.


20/04/22: Great to present at the University of Limerick on ‘Have we been Under-Estimating Inflation Persistence Before the First World War? International evidence, 1851-1913’. The slides are available here.

07/04/22: New working paper, ‘What Drives Long-Term Interest Rates? Evidence from the Entire Swiss Franc History 1852-2020’ with Niko Hauzenberger, Daniel Kaufmann and Cédric Tille available here.

02/04/22: Enjoyed being back in-person at the EHS conference. My presentation on ‘Commodity Prices and Global Inflation, 1851-1913’ is available here.


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