Our Research


The member of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre have published over 60 peer reviewed academic journal articles. Research focuses on three main themes.  

[1] Spatial economic analysis
[2] Spatial analysis of Innovation and Firm Growth
[3] City and Regional Economics

Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Selected recent publications in peer reviewed journal by members of the Centre are listed below.  For a full list of publications please see each members CUBS profile linked in the People section of this site.

Mulligan, K., Lenihan, H., Doran, J., & Roper, S. (2022). Harnessing the science base: Results from a national programme using publicly-funded research centres to reshape firms’ R&D. Research Policy51(4), 104468.

Crowley, F., Doran, J., & McCann, P. (2021). The vulnerability of European regional labour markets to job automation: the role of agglomeration externalities. Regional Studies55(10-11), 1711-1723.

Crowley, F., Daly, H., Doran, J., Ryan, G., & Caulfield, B. (2021). The impact of labour market disruptions and transport choice on the environment during COVID-19. Transport Policy106, 185-195.

Garrido-Prada, P., Lenihan, H., Doran, J., Rammer, C., & Perez-Alaniz, M. (2021). Driving the circular economy through public environmental and energy R&D: Evidence from SMEs in the European Union. Ecological Economics182, 106884.

Crowley, F., & Jordan, D. (2021). Do local start-ups and knowledge spillovers matter for firm-level R&D investment?. Urban Studies, 0042098021995105.

Crowley, F., & Doran, J. (2020). COVID‐19, occupational social distancing and remote working potential: An occupation, sector and regional perspective. Regional Science Policy & Practice12(6), 1211-1234.



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