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Jason received his doctorate in Economic History from the University of Limerick in 2002. The subject of his thesis was the use of tariffs in Ireland in the interwar years. He then undertook a post-doctoral thesis at Trinity College Dublin, where the focus of his work was on creating GDP estimates for Ireland in the 19th century. Following his time at TCD, Jason joined Coventry University as part of the Centre for Local Economic Development (CLED). Jason has worked for the last decade in Coventry, focussing on statistical series and economic development. He is currently located in the Centre for Business in Society, where he works as a research Fellow. His most recent research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and relates to the creation of an Irish Wage Index for the 19th Century.

Research Interests

GDP estimates; Economic Development; Wage series estimates; Auto industry and LCV sector

Vision Statement

The development of long-run statistical series are an integral part of current attempts to improve our understanding and implementation of economic development. By improving statistical coverage and statistical analysis over an extended time period we make important lessons from our past relevant to contemporary efforts to advance policy for sectors such as the automotive industry. This research helps links past to present for a better future.

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Carbon Business & Economics
Industry Business & Economics
Economics Arts & Humanities
Employers Business & Economics
Education system Business & Economics
Warning Business & Economics
Wages Business & Economics
Mergers Business & Economics

Research Output 2004 2017

2 Citations

The West Midlands Automotive Industry: The Road Downhill

Donnelly, T., Begley, J. & Collis, C. 2017 In : Business History. 59, p. 56-74 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Business history

China and the global recession

Begley, J. & Donnelly, T. 14 Apr 2016 Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development. Begley, J., Coffey, D., Donnelly, T. & Thornley, C. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 151-169

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development: International cases and policy responses

Begley, J. (ed.), Coffey, D. (ed.), Donnelly, T. (ed.) & Thornley, C. (ed.) 2016 Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Global economic crisis
Economic development
Comparative study
Local economic development

National policymaking and the promotion of electric vehicles

Begley, J., Berkeley, N., Donnelly, T. & Jarvis, D. 2016 In : International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 16, 3, p. 319-340 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alternative fuels
Electric vehicles
Policy making
Policy implementation
1 Citations

Skills shortages: A brake on the British car industry?

Begley, J., Collis, C. & Donnelly, T. Sep 2015 In : Local Economy. 30, 6, p. 593-608

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Education system

Activities 2004 2015

  • 10 Participation in conference