Rebecca Stuart

Post-Doctoral researcher


Rebecca Stuart is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Economic Research (IRENE) at the University of Neuchâtel and Honorary Professor of Practice in Finance at the Centre for Economic History in Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to this, Rebecca was an Advisor in the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Ireland, which she joined as an economist in 2004. She earned a PhD in Economics from University College Dublin in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Barrington Medal by the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, which recognises ‘promising new researchers in the economic and social sciences in Ireland’.

Rebecca’s research focusses on financial and monetary history, and monetary policy. Her work has studied the long-run evolution of financial and macroeconomic data through time and across countries. In particular, she currently works on stock market integration during the classical gold standard and international inflation co-movements during the 19th century. In addition, she has studied the information content of central bank communications.


  • Financial history
  • Monetary history
  • Monetary economics
  • Macroeconomics


  • Master Refresher in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Economic Policy
  • International Monetary System