Business School


Primary Department
Business School
Lecturer in Economics
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number

Academic biography

Dr. Declan Curran joined DCU Business School in August 2010 after completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), NUI Maynooth. He completed a PhD in Economics (June 2008) in University of Hamburg. His PhD thesis, entitled Regional Growth across Space and Time focussed on the empirics of regional growth over time. Prior to that, he completed an MA in Economics in University College Dublin, where his research area was the evolving industrial structure of the Ireland's FDI-intensive industries such as the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and ICT sectors.

Research interests

Dr. Curran's research interests focus on the empirics of economic growth across regions and within industry sectors, and the application of spatial econometric methods to these issues, as well as quantitative methods for social network analysis.