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Mr. Stephen McNena
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 lectures on the BA (Youth and Family Studies) degree.
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
2013/14 project: Local Government finances, with internal and external collaborators
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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]|
|Geraldine Robbins, Gerard Turley & Stephen McNena (2014) From Boom to Bust? The Financial Performance of City and County Councils in Ireland Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference [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]|
Stephen teaches on, and contributes to, a wide range of modules: macroeconomics, mathematical economics, social policy, environmental issues and health economics.
|2012/13 EC264 : Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics|
|2012/13 EC206 : Macroeconomics|
|2012/13 EC260 : Understanding Community and Environment|
|2013/14 SP157 : Introduction to Youth and Family studies - contribute 1/3 of module|
|2013/14 : NUI Galway Access programme - maths module|
|2013/14 EC192 : Applied Public Policy|
|2013/14 : NUI Galway Access programme - economics module|
|2013/14 EC272 : Economics of Family Policy|
|2013/14 EC267 : Economics of Public and Social Policy|
|2013/14 EC190 : Economics Coursework and Applications|
|2013/14 EC134 : Introductory Macroeconomics|
| Dr. Gerard Turley, Economics discipline, School of Business and Economics
Dr. Geraldine Robbins, Accounting and Finance discipline, School of Business and Economics