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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:
      Co-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 historian with research interests in banking crises, corporate governance, cultural economics, and demographic change. His research mostly addresses issues in the business and financial history of the Netherlands in the early twentieth century, and the economic and social history of Ireland in the nineteenth century. He has published in The Journal of Economic History, The Economic History Review, Explorations in Economic History, and Business History, among others. He will be the local organiser of the Economic History Society Annual Conference 2019, which will take place in Belfast, 5-7 April 2019.

      Chris subscribes to the view that economic history is integral to the study of economics and economies. Alongside Matthias Blum, he is currently writing and editing a new handbook which has the goal of introducing concepts and approaches from across the field of economic history into mainstream economics curricula. The book, which is aimed at both university students and their educators, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2019.


      Research Interests

      • Economics: banking and financial institutions; cooperative enterprises; competition and innovation policy; economics of religion; economics of education; demographic economics; anthropometrics
      • History: economic history; financial history; business history; penal and prison history; the Netherlands in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; Ireland in the nineteenth century
      • Pedagogy: curriculum and syllabus design; research-led teaching practices


      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


      Current PhD students:


      Completed PhD students:

      • Nikita Lychakov (completed in 2018), as co-supervisor (with John Turner)
      • Stuart Henderson (completed in 2017), as co-supervisor (with John Turner)

      Frequent Journals

      • Economic History Review

        ISSNs: 0013-0117

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-0289


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.57 SJR 1.21 SNIP 1.821


      • Business History

        ISSNs: 0007-6791

        Taylor and Francis Ltd.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.21 SJR 0.767 SNIP 1.132


      • Economisch Statistische Berichten

        ISSNs: 0013-0583


      • Journal of Applied Econometrics

        ISSNs: 0883-7252

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-1255

        John Wiley and Sons Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.61 SJR 2.832 SNIP 2.127


      • The Journal of Economic History

        ISSNs: 0022-0507

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-6372

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.22 SJR 1.373 SNIP 1.388


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