Dr Chris Colvin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Queen's University Belfast. He is an economic historian with research interests in historical banking crises, cooperative organisations, culture and religion, famines and sample selection, patents and innovation, and macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation. He is currently conducting research into the causes, anatomy and consequences of historical public health crises, including the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Chris holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol, and an MSc and PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an Associate of The Economics Network and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2019 he spent a research sabbatical at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Amsterdam.
Chris has published in all leading journals in economic history, including The Journal of Economic History, The Economic History Review and Business History Review. With Matthias Blum, he co-edited An Economist's Guide to Economic History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).