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Mr. STEPHEN MCNENA
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I lecture on the BA (Child, Youth and Family Studies) programme, as well as delivering economics modules to Arts, postgrad and online students.
I was based at St. Angelas College, Sligo, a college of NUI Galway, between 1998 and 2019, where I taught on the B.Ed. in Home Economics, Nursing and Access programmes.
I am involved in research on local government economics with colleagues in NUI Galway, and collaborators from other universities.
Since 2013 I have become more involved in researching Local Government economics, with internal and external collaborators.
Previous projects include a socio-economic analysis of regions of Ireland (2012) and an evaluation of Ballinasloe marina on behalf of Ballinasloe Town Council and Galway County Council (2013).
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| 'Austerity and Irish local government expenditure since the Great Recession'
Turley, G., McNena, S., and Robbins, G. (2018) 'Austerity and Irish local government expenditure since the Great Recession'. Administration, 66 (4):1-24 [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Optimum Territorial Reforms in Local Government: An Empirical Analysis of Scale Economies in Ireland'
Gerard Turley, John McDonagh, Stephen McNena, Arkadiusz Grzedzinski (2018) 'Optimum Territorial Reforms in Local Government: An Empirical Analysis of Scale Economies in Ireland'. The Economic And Social Review, 49 (4):463-488 [Details]
|(2016)|| 'An Analysis of Local Public Finances and the 2014 Local Government Reforms'
Turley, G.and McNena, S. (2016) 'An Analysis of Local Public Finances and the 2014 Local Government Reforms'. The Economic And Social Review, 47 (2):299-326 [Details]
|(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]
|(2018)|| 'Financing Local Government in the Twenty-First Century: Local Government Revenues in EU Member States, 2000-2014'
Turley, G., McNena, S. (2018) 'Financing Local Government in the Twenty-First Century: Local Government Revenues in EU Member States, 2000-2014' In: The Routledge Handbook on International Local Government. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd. [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.
Recent Postgraduate Students
|2016||Niall Pender, M.Econ.Sc. 2015/16||Y|
|2016||Alasdair Walsh, M.Econ.Sc 2015/16||Y|
|2015||Carol McLoughlin, MSc Health economics 2014/15||Y|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2016/17||Applied Public Policy||EC192|
|2016/17||Economics of Public and Social Policy||EC267|
|2016/17||Economics of Family Policy||EC272|
|2016/17||Intermediate Macroeconomics||EC253.2||online module|
|2016/17||Introduction to Youth and Family studies||SP1103||One-third of module -|
|2016/17||Microeconomics||EC 2.1||B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2016/17||Macroeconomics||EC 2.2||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|
|2016/17||Introductory Macroeconomics||EC 1.2||B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo|
|2013/14||NUI Galway Access programme - maths module|
|2013/14||Economics Coursework and Applications||EC190|
|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||