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Business & Economics
Mr. Stephen McNena
St. Angela's College
T: +353 71 919 5542 [Sligo]
T: Ext. 3053
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 at NUI Galway.
He also teaches on the B.Ed. in Home Economics, Nursing and Access programmes at St. Angela’s College.
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
|(2016)|| 'Benchmarking the financial performance of local councils in Ireland'
Robbins G., Turley G., and McNena S. (2016) 'Benchmarking the financial performance of local councils in Ireland'. Administration, 64 (1):1-27 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| 'A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System'
Turley, G., Flannery, D. and McNena, S. (2015) 'A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System'. The Economic And Social Review, 46 (3):459-484 [Details]
|(2015)|| 'A Framework to Measure the Financial Performance of Local Governments'
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]
|(2014)|| 'From boom to bust? The financial performance of city and county councils'
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]
|(2014)|| Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference,
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. [Details]
|(2005)|| Welfare State in Ireland 1997-2002. Belgium: Presented at the Conference the State of the Welfare State Anno.
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
|(2013)|| An evaluation of Ballinasloe marina.
McNena, S. (2013) An evaluation of Ballinasloe marina. Non Published Reports [Details]
|(2002)|| Sligo County - Economic, Social and Cultural Profile.
McNena, S. (2002) Sligo County - Economic, Social and Cultural Profile. Sligo: Non Published Reports [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2016||NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence - nomination||NUI Galway|
|2015||NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence - nomination||NUI Galway|
|2014||NUI Galway||Postgraduate Diploma||Stand-alone module on Learning Technologies|
|2009||NUI Galway||Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and learning||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.
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2015/16||Applied Public Policy||EC192|
|2015/16||Economics of Public and Social Policy||EC267|
|2015/16||Economics of Family Policy||EC272|
|2015/16||Introduction to Youth and Family studies||SP157||One-third of module -|
|2014/15||Microeconomics||B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2014/15||Macroeconomics||B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2014/15||NUI Galway Access programme - Economics module||Access programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2014/15||NUI Galway Access programme - Advanced Maths||Access programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2015/16||Introductory Microeconomics||EC 1.1||B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2013/14||NUI Galway Access programme - maths module|
|2013/14||Introduction to Youth and Family studies - contribute 1/3 of module||SP157|
|2013/14||Economics Coursework and Applications||EC190|
|2013/14||Economics of Public and Social Policy||EC267|
|2013/14||Economics of Family Policy||EC272|
|2013/14||NUI Galway Access programme - economics module|
|2013/14||Applied Public Policy||EC192|
|2012/13||Understanding Community and Environment||EC260|
|2012/13||Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics||EC264|
|Name||Description of Collaboration|
|Dr. Geraldine Robbins||
|Dr. Gerard Turley||
|Name||Organisation / Institute||Country||Description of Collaboration|
|Dr. Brian O'Boyle||St. Angela's College, Sligo||