Graham Brownlow


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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Economic History Business History Institutional Economics Economic Organisation Economics of Brexit Economics of Political Decentralisation Regional Economics


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Personal profile



PhD    Queen's University of Belfast (2002)                                   

BA      University of York (1994) 

Appointments and Affiliations


Member, Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission Expert Stakeholder Group (since 2021)

Member, Northern Ireland Productivity Forum,The Productivity Institute (since 2021)

Elected Member, Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee (since 2018)

Member, Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group (since 2016)

Member, Nevin Economic Research Institute Research Review Panel (since 2013)

Research Associate, Centre for Economic History, Queen's University Belfast (since 2012)

Editor/Co-editor, Irish Economic and Social History (since 2012)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen’s University Belfast (since 2007)


ECO 3013 Economics of Corporate Strategy (semester 2)

PAI 2045 Politics and Economics of UK Devolution (semester 2 )

MBA 7172 The Global Economic Environment (semester 1)

Current PhD Supervision

Kyle Richmond (co-supervised with Chris Colvin and Stephen Billington), NINE DTP 1+3 MRes/PhD Economics (since 2020)

Research Interests

Economic History, Business History, Topics in Contemporary Business Economics (e.g. Brexit, Regions and Devolution), Applied Institutional Economics, Economic Organisation of Violence, Communicating Economics (e.g. pedagogy and public understanding)

Research Statement

My primary interest covers both economic and business history. The second area is contemporary business economics. I am concerned with how real-world businesses use economics and strategic management and react to economic conditions. The third area is applied institutional economics. The fourth area is the economic organization of violence. Communicating economics is my last research interest. I am interested in the way economists persuade each other, teach students and talk to the public.



Associate Director of International Communication, QMS, Since 2018

Programme Director BSc Economics & Business Economics, QMS, 2009-12

Elected Member of School Management Board, QMS, 2010-15

Economics Member, Undergraduate Education Committee, QMS (2007-15)




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