Researchers at UCD


Morgan Kelly

Full Professor of Economics

School Of Economics
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168611


I am Professor of Economics in University College Dublin and have a BA from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD from Yale University. From 1990 to 1995 I was an Assistant Professor at Cornell, and have worked at UCD since them. My research is on economic history, with some earlier work on the Irish economic crisis.                      



Book Chapters

Morgan Kelly and Cormac O Grada (2012) ''Population et niveau de vie dans la longue durée : l'histoire quantitative se mesure à Malthus'' In: Jean-Claude Daumas (eds). L'Histoire économique en mouvement. Lille: Presses Universitaires de Septemtrion. , pp.389-405 [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Neil Cummins, Morgan Kelly and Cormac O Grada (2016) 'Living Standards and Plague in London, 1560--1665'. Economic History Review, 69 (1):3-34. [DOI] [Details]
Morgan Kelly and Cormac O Grada (2016) 'Adam Smith, Watch Prices, and the Industrial Revolution'. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131 :1727-1752. [Details]
Morgan Kelly, Cormac Ó Gráda (2014) 'The Waning of the Little Ice Age: Climate Change in Early Modern Europe'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 44 (3):301-325. [Details]
Morgan Kelly and Cormac O Grada (2014) 'Change points and temporal dependence in reconstructions of annual temperature: Did Europe experience a Little Ice Age?'. Annals of Applied Statistics, 8 (3):1372-1394. [DOI] [Details]
Morgan Kelly, Joel Mokyr, and Cormac O Grada (2014) 'Precocious Albion: a New Interpretation of the British Industrial Revolution'. Annual Review of Economics, 6 . [DOI] [Details]
Morgan Kelly, Cormac Ó Gráda (2014) 'Debating the Little Ice Age'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 45 (1). [Details]
Morgan Kelly and Cormac O Grada (2013) 'Numerare est errare: Agricultural Output and Food Supply in England Before and During the Industrial Revolution'. Journal of Economic History, 73 (4):1132-1163. [Details]
Morgan Kelly and Cormac Ó Gráda (2013) 'Living standards and mortality since the middle ages'. Economic History Review, . [DOI] [Details]
Cormac O Grada and Morgan Kelly (2012) 'The Preventive Check in Medieval and Early Modern England'. Journal of Economic History, 72 (4):1015-1035. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (2001) 'Linkages, Thresholds, and Development'. Journal of Economic Growth, 6 :39-53. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (2000) 'Inequality and Crime'. Review of Economics and Statistics, 82 :530-539. [Details]
Kelly, M. and Anya Hageman; (1999) 'Marshallian Externalities in Innovation'. Journal of Economic Growth, 4 :39-54. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1997) 'The Dynamics of Smithian Growth'. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 112 :939-964. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1997) 'Do Noise Traders Influence Stock Prices?'. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 29 :351-363. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1995) 'All Their Eggs in One Basket: Portfolio Diversification of U.S. Households'. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 27 :87-96. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1994) 'Big Shocks versus Small Shocks in a Dynamic Stochastic Economy with Many Interacting Agents'. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 18 :397-410. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1993) 'On Endogenous Growth with Productivity Shocks'. Journal of Monetary Economics, 30 :47-56. [Details]
Morgan Kelly; (1991) 'The Value of the Option to 'Wait and See''. Economic Letters, 36 :147-151. [Details]


Research Interests

Economic History