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Dr Ella Kavanagh

Ella Kavanagh


Programme Director

University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Dr. Ella Kavanagh is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics. She completed her PhD in the area of exchange rate policy for small open economies at the University of Strathclyde. She is the Programme Director for the BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning).

She has undertaken research on the macroeconomic impact of exchange rate regimes and the historical development of Financial Institutions in Ireland, particularly their governance structure and practice. Current research is on the historical and comparative development of monetary policy in Ireland and on monetary policy setting during the great moderation and the financial crisis. 

Her teaching research interests are in transformational and integrative learning in Economics, particularly on the conditions of a transformational learning environment and its impact on transformational learning. 


Other Activities

  • 29/11/2018 - Irish Academy of Finance
  • 06/04/2018 - Economic History Society Annual Conference, Keele
  • 06/12/2017 - Cork University Business School Winter Symposium
  • 17/11/2017 - The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Central Bank of Ireland
  • 05/06/2015 - Central Bank Economic History Workshop
  • 22/11/2014 - Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference
  • 21/04/2014 - Making Connections: Cultivating Integrative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
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Research Domains

  • Monetary Institutions and Monetary Policy
  • Transformational and integrative learning in Economics
  • Price Search
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Journal article

Year Publication
2015 KAVANAGH, E. (2015). 'Second Vote of Thanks, Money Demand in Ireland, 1933-2012 by S. Gerlach and R. Stuart'.. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Ireland.
2013 COLLINS, A., KAVANAGH, E., CRONIN, J., GEORGE, R. (2013). Money, Mavens, Time and Price Search: Modelling the Joint Creation of Utilitarian and Hedonic Value in Grocery Shopping. Journal of Marketing Management.
2012 COLLINS, A., KAVANAGH, E., GEORGE, R. (2012). 'Store Deal Prone Shoppers: Motivators and Implications for the Supply Chain in a Distressed Market. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research.
2021 ZHU, S., KAVANAGH, E., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2021). Constructing a financial conditions index for the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis. International Journal of Finance & Economics. Details
2021 ZHU, S., KAVANAGH, E., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2021). Inflation targeting and financial conditions: UK monetary policy during the great moderation and financial crisis. Journal of Financial Stability, 53. doi:10.1016/j.jfs.2020.100834. Details
2021 ZHU, S., KAVANAGH, E., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2021). Uncovering the implicit short-term inflation target of the Bank of England. International Economics, 167, pp. 120-135. Details
2020 ZHU, S., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2020). Constructing a Financial Conditions Index for the United Kingdom: A comparative Analysis. International Journal of Finance and Economics. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2003 SHINNICK, E., KAVANAGH, E. (2003). The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport., Ireland.
2014 KAVANAGH, E., O'KANE, A. (2014). Developing the Self in Economics: The role of Developmental Space in an Integrated Undergraduate Education. Routledge.
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