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Jason Begley

Jason Begley

Research Fellow, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University

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 this 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.

My research vision:

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. My research helps link past to present for a better future.

Ireland: a century of trade relations shows why a soft border is so important

Dec 04, 2017 17:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views

You only have to look at the levels of trade and economic development in Ireland over the past century to realise the significance of a smooth border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. The Republic is best...

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Economy

Australia reduces 2017-18 real GDP forecasts in mid-year economic outlook on slowdown in household consumption

Australia has lowered its forecasts for real GDP growth in 2017-18 in its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), given a slowdown in household consumption. However, it also lowered its forecast for the unemployment...

New Zealand bonds close tad higher ahead of GDT price auction, Q3 GDP data

New Zealand government bonds closed tad higher Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade price auction and the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due through this week. At the time of...

JGBs remain flat ahead of BoJ’s policy meeting; likely to raise 10-year yield target to 0.25 pct in 2018

Japanese government bonds little changedon Mondayas investors remain side-lined in any major deal ahead of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays. But, the market still awaited the last monetary policy meeting of...

Australian bonds slump following progress over U.S. tax bill; RBA December meeting minutes in focus

Australian bonds slumpedon Mondayahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia December meeting minutes, which is scheduled to be released onDecember 19 at 00:30 GMT. Also, bonds witnessed a sharp sell-off on a positive note...

U.S. Treasuries remain on falling spree as Fed interest rate outlook continues to weigh amid muted trading

The U.S. Treasuries continued to fall Friday after the Federal Reserve kept its interest rates outlook unchanged in its last monetary policy meeting of this year concluded Wednesday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Humans Have Reached Natural Evolution Limit, Study Says

Science fiction would people believe that in thousands of years, humans might naturally evolve to possess incredible abilities. However, according to a new study, this might not exactly be the case. In terms of lifespan,...

Trump Wants To Do Moon Landings Again, Signs Directive To Expand Space Exploration

The Trump Administration appears to have a tilted relationship with science and technology. Anything that has to do with climate change is suppressed or denied. Anything that is bold, loud, and expensive such as going to...

Scientists Discover New Form Of Matter Theorized Over 50 Years Ago

A little over five decades ago, a form of matter was theorized to have existed, which perplexed scientists. This form of matter was finally discovered and the researchers were so excited about it, they named it Excitonium....

Over 50 U.S. Mayors Ignore President Trump’s Decision, Proceeds With Paris Climate Accord

In continued defiance against the Trump administrations mandate to keep supporting the fossil fuel industry and renege on the voluntary commitments made by the U.S. upon signing the Paris Climate Accord, a coalition of...

Scientists Are Now Closes To Creating Artificial Life

Most lifeforms on Earth are made up of natural DNA. However, scientists are now much closer to creating artificial creatures using synthetic methods. They did this by basically making additions to DNA in ways that nature...

Technology

New Wolfenstein II DLC Lets Players Tackle Nazis, No BJ Though

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus proved to be a surprising FPS game thanks to its excellent gameplay mechanics and several heart-warming moments. In the new downloadable content for the game, players can come back and bust...

The Predator Is Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands, Hunt Down The Ultimate Hunter

In the first Predator movie, a team of elite soldiers on a rescue mission were hunted down one after another by an enemy they could not see. The film provided a window into how well humanitys best warriors can match up...

Crytek Sues Star Citizen Developer For Breach Of Contract

As one of the most long-awaited indie video games that is funded by fan contributions, Star Citizen has earned a reputation for getting delayed a lot. Thanks to a lawsuit filed by Crytek against the games developer, Cloud...

Microsoft Is Using Reddit To Make Bing More Appealing

Its no secret that Bing is not exactly the most popular search engine around. However, Reddit is one of the biggest and most influential online platforms on the internet. By leveraging the power of this forum site in the...

3D Sensor Firm Finisar To Get $390 Million In Investments From Apple

Apple just announced that it would be investing up to $390 million in Finisar Corp. The company basically makes the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) that allow for the True Depth feature on the iPhone X...
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