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.


27/07/21: New draft paper on ‘Commodity prices and global inflation, 1851-1913’ with Stefan Gerlach is available here.

23/07/21: Very much enjoyed participating in the Long Run Initiatives’ Bubbles webinar. The recording is available here.

12/03/21: University of Neuchâtel working paper on ‘International co-movements of inflation, 1851-1913’ with Stefan Gerlach is available here.


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