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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 an Associate Professor. His most recent research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and Business History.

    Jason is currently active in supporting postgraduate research in the Faculty of Business and Law in his capacity as PGR Lead. His role includes assessing PhD applications, facilitating supervisory teams in their activities and helping oversee the administration and best practises of the doctoral programme. Further, Jason contributes to research-led teaching by developing and delivering teaching case studies based on his most recent research to inform and inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students. To offer leadership and mentoring in these areas Jason has also co-authored a guidebook to PhD studies with Prof Glauco De Vita, Coventry University and Prof David Bowen, Oxford Brookes University, entitled “Roadmap to a successful PhD in Business & Management and the Social Sciences - The definitive guide for postgraduate researchers” with Peter Lang Publishing.  

    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.

    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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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