Rebecca Stuart


I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research at the University of Neuchatel, and Honorary Professor of Practice in Finance at the Centre for Economic History in Queen’s University Belfast.

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.


27/11/20: Pleased to discuss Nick Crafts' presentation on 'Productivity Growth in the Long Run' at The Productivity Institute's Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop.

13/11/20: I gave a guest lecture at Queen's University Belfast on 'Talking Central Banking'. The slides are available here.

10/11/20: A new draft of my paper 'Measuring stock market integration during the Gold Standard' is now available here.