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Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department of Finance
Research Associate, Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) 
Research Associate, Centre for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH)

Leadership roles:
Programme Director, MSc. Finance
Editor, QBS Working Paper Series
Panel member, Queen’s Merit Award Scheme
Finance representative, Athena SWAN committee

Professional service:

Council member on Executive, Economic History Society
Chair, Economic History Society New Researcher Prize Committee
Member, ESRC Peer Review College
Member, ARD UK Fellowship Scheme Funding Panel
Member, The Productivity Institute

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Research Statement

Philip Fliers is an economic historian with interests in banking, corporate finance, financial economics and corporate governance. His research mostly addresses issues in British and Dutch financial and business history in the twentieth century. He studies the evolution of corporate decision making using a combination of financial data and archival evidence. Additionally, his research answers contemporary questions on dividend stability, investments and capital structure adjustment.


Philip Fliers is a Senior  Lecturer in Finance at Queen's Business School and a research associate of the university's Centre for Economic History where he is working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'The Rise of Corporate Titans'. In 2020, Philip received the Queen's Merit Award and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2021 he was awarded a Carnevali Small Research Grant for the project "Measuring Business Performance in the UK (1900-1986)", in 2022 he was awarded the ESRC BDR Open Call grant and was awarded a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant.

In 2022, he was appointed as a member of the Royal Economic Society Conference Programme Committee and in 2023 became a member of the Productivity Institute and was appointed as the chair of the Economic History Society New Researcher Prize Committee. In 2024, he was elected to the council of the Economic History Society and joined the society's executive.

Prior to joining Queen's he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Utrecht University.

Philip holds undergraduate degrees in Business Economics (BSc) and Philosophy (BA), and an MSc in Financial Economics, all from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He completed his PhD at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2016, where he was also a Lecturer in Finance.

From 2011 to 2016, Philip participated in an externally-funded project on the evolution of corporate finance in the Netherlands in the twentieth century. He has been a visiting fellow at Monash Business School (Australia) and a Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast.

Research Interests

  • Economic and Financial History
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance


Current teaching:

  • Corporate Finance (MBA7186, MBA)
  • Equity Research (FIN3013, BSc Finance)
  • Guest lecturer, (ECO1014, BSc Economics)

Current PhD students:

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