• Room 02.010 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

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I believe that research in economic history can be advanced with better data and methods. In particular, I see a lot of opportunities in the digitization of historical documents and maps, and analyzing these data with cutting edge econometrics methods.


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Office Location: Riddel Hall Block 3, Room 02-010

Research Interests

Primary fields: Economic History, Economic Growth, Demography

Secondary fields: Applied Econometrics, Trade, Macroeconomics

Research Statement

Alan Fernihough is a lecturer in Economics at Queen's University Management School, and a Research Associate at Queen's University Centre for Economic History. He is an economic historian with research interests in demography, economic growth, and trade. 


Alan Fernihough holds a MA and PhD in Economics from University College Dublin. Alan won the Denis Conniffe prize for best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2011 Irish Economics Association Annual Conference.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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