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Mr. Stephen McNena B.Comm. M.Econ.Sc. PG Cert in Teaching
Stephen McNena holds a B.Comm. and a M.Econ.Sc.
from NUI Galway. In his teaching, he aspires to engage students with economics
and economic concepts. He shows how economics can explain and help solve many
challenges facing society. Stephen is based at St. Angela’s College, Sligo,
a college of NUI Galway.
He also teaches on the B.Ed. in Home Economics, Nursing and Access programmes at St. Angela’s College.
| Stephen’s areas of research interest include taxation and the welfare state, as
well as transport policy, especially public transit.
2012 project: socio-economic analysis of regions of Ireland
2013 project: evaluation of Ballinasloe marina on behalf of Ballinasloe Town Council and Galway County Council
2013 onwards: Local Government finances, with internal and external collaborators
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Turley, G.; Robbins, G.; McNena, S. (2015) 'A Framework to Measure the Financial Performance of Local Governments'. Local Government Studies, 41 (3):401-420. [DOI] [Details]|
|Robbins, G., Turley, G. and McNena S. (2014) 'From boom to bust? The financial performance of city and county councils'. Administration, 62 (1):119-151. [Details]|
|McNena, S (2005) Welfare State in Ireland 1997-2002. Belgium: Presented at the Conference the State of the Welfare State Anno. Conference Paper [Details]|
Non Published Reports
|McNena, S. (2013) An evaluation of Ballinasloe marina. Non Published Reports [Details]|
|McNena, S. (2002) Sligo County - Economic, Social and Cultural Profile. Sligo: Non Published Reports [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2015.
Title: NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence - nomination
|McNena, S. (2014) From Boom to Bust? The Financial Performance of City and County Councils in Ireland. [Conference Paper], Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Belfast , 29-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14.|
| Year 2014 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma Subject: Stand-alone module on Learning Technologies
| Year 2009 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and learning Subject: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Stephen teaches on, and contributes to, a wide range of modules: macroeconomics, mathematical economics, social policy, environmental issues and health economics.
| MA / M.Econ.Sc. minor dissertations supervised, selection listed below:
MODELLING ASYMMETRIC VOLATILITY IN THE IRISH STOCK MARKET
By Godfrey Odiase
The Croke Park Agreement: A Successful Exercise in Public Sector Reforms or a Continuation of Celtic Tiger Failures?
by Martin Blake
An Analysis of the Inter-Urban Transport Market in Ireland
by Rosemary Maguire
|2014/15 EC192 : Applied Public Policy|
|2014/15 EC267 : Economics of Public and Social Policy|
|2014/15 EC272 : Economics of Family Policy|
|2014/15 EC268 : Intermediate Macroeconomics|
|2014/15 SP157 One-third of module - : Introduction to Youth and Family studies|
|2014/15 B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo: Microeconomics|
|2014/15 B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo: Macroeconomics|
|2014/15 Access programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo: NUI Galway Access programme - Economics module|
|2014/15 Access programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo: NUI Galway Access programme - Advanced Maths|
|2014/15 B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo: Introductory Microeconomics|
|2013/14 EC134 : Introductory Macroeconomics|
|2013/14 : NUI Galway Access programme - maths module|
|2013/14 SP157 : Introduction to Youth and Family studies - contribute 1/3 of module|
|2013/14 EC190 : Economics Coursework and Applications|
|2013/14 EC267 : Economics of Public and Social Policy|
|2013/14 EC272 : Economics of Family Policy|
|2013/14 : NUI Galway Access programme - economics module|
|2013/14 EC192 : Applied Public Policy|
|2012/13 EC206 : Macroeconomics|
|2012/13 EC260 : Understanding Community and Environment|
|2012/13 EC264 : Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics|
| Dr. Gerard Turley, Economics discipline, School of Business and Economics
Dr. Geraldine Robbins, Accounting and Finance discipline, School of Business and Economics
|Dr. Brian O'Boyle, St. Angela's College, Sligo|