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      Appointments at Queen's University Belfast:
      Lecturer in Economics, Queen's Management School (since 2012)
      Research Associate, Centre for Economic History (since 2012)
      Associate Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies (since 2016)


      Administrative role at Queen's Management School:
      Programme Director, Undergraduate Economics Degree Programmes


      Office address:
      Room 01.024, Riddel Hall Block 3
      185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE, UK


      Research Statement

      Chris Colvin is an economic and business historian with research interests in banking crises, corporate governance, cultural economics, and demographic history. His published work mostly concerns the financial history of the Netherlands in the early twentieth century, and the economic history of Ireland in the late nineteenth century.


      Research Interests

      • Economics: banking and financial institutions; cooperative enterprises; business economics; economics of religion; education and human capital development; demographic economics; anthropometrics
      • History: business history; economic history; financial history; penal and prison history; the Netherlands in the early twentieth century; post-Famine Ireland
      • Pedagogy: curriculum and syllabus design; classroom experiments, games and role-play


      Achievements and Distinctions

      Chris Colvin holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol, and an MSc and PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Queen's University Belfast.

      Chris won the European Business History Association's Dissertation Prize in 2012 'for the best business history PhD dissertation submitted to a European university in the previous two years'.

      And in 2013, he won a national prize for his teaching: the Economics Network's Best New Lecturer Award 'in recognition of exemplary teaching practice that encourages understanding of and inspires interest in economics'.

      Before joining Queen's in 2012, Chris was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Since joining Queen's, he has spent time as a visiting fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of California, Davis, and Utrecht University.



      Current teaching:

      • Managerial Economics (ECO2009), 2nd-year undergraduate module, cumpolsory for BSc Business Economics, BSc Economics and BSc Finance, and optional for BSc Accounting and BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
      • Economic History (ECO3020), 3rd-year undergraduate module, optional for BSc Business Economics, BSc Economics and BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics


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