Prof Rowena Pecchenino


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Rowena Pecchenino is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at NUI Maynooth (Maynooth University). After graduating from Cornell University with a BA in Economics in 1981, Pecchenino pursued her academic career, first at the London School of Economics, where she received an MSc in Economics in 1982, and then at the University of Wisconsin, where she received a PhD in Economics in 1985. In 1985 she was appointed assistant professor at Michigan State University, and was promoted to professor in 1997, becoming Department Chair in 2001, a post she held for five years. In 2007 she was became Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting at NUI Maynooth and two years later took on the additional role as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at NUI Maynooth.  She has since stepped down from both administrative roles. Among other visiting posts, she was a Visiting Fellow at ICER in Turin in 1994 and 1997, a visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1995-1999, a Visiting Professor at UCD in 2001, a Fulbright Senior Specialist at CERGE-EI in Prague in 2005, and a Visiting Professor at the Geary Institute, UCD in 2006-2007. She was a long-serving member of the board of the Irish Research Council, and is now a member of the ESRI Council and Chair of Scholars at Risk Network - Ireland.  She has published and continues to conduct research in a number of distinct fields in economics including theoretical and empirical macroeconomics, the microeconomics and macroeconomics of banking and financial institutions, growth theory, defence economics, environmental economics, health economics, behavioural economics, labour economics, the economics of aging, economic history, the philosophy of economics, and the conjunction of economics and theology. Her recent work explores hope and despair in economic thought. She has published widely in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 McLaughlin, E; Pecchenino, R (2021) 'Fringe banking and financialization: Pawnbroking in pre-famine and famine Ireland'. Economic History Review, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Eoin McLaughlin and Rowena Pecchenino (2021) '“Financial inclusion with hybrid organisational forms: Microfinance, Philanthropy, and the Poor Law in Ireland, c. 1836-1845,”'. Enterprise and Society, :1-34. [Full-Text]
2019 Rowena A Pecchenino (2019) 'What Thou Liv'st, Live Well'. REVUE DE PHILOSOPHIE ECONOMIQUE, .
2019 John Berdell, Thomas J Mondschean, Rowena A Pecchenino (2019) 'Where Has All the Demand Gone? Challenges to Growth in a “Neo-Mercantilist Age'. Journal of Economics and Business, 69 (3):35-54. [Full-Text]
2019 Byrne J.; Pecchenino R. (2019) 'Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho: flexible labor contracts with real option characteristics'. Business Economics, 54 (1):25-34. [DOI]
2019 Rowena A Pecchenino, Julie Byrne (2019) 'Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho: Flexible Labour Contract with Real Options Characteristics'. Business Economics, .
2018 Byrne J.; Hurley M.; Pecchenino R. (2018) 'Real options? Labor contracts in an uncertain world'. Business Economics, . [DOI]
2017 Rowena A Pecchenino (2017) 'To Whom the Spoils'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 20 :12-25.
2015 Rowena A. Pecchenino (2015) 'Have We Cause to Despair?'. Journal Of Behavioral And Experimental Economics, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Pecchenino R. (2011) 'Preferences, choice, goal attainment, satisfaction: That's life?'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40 (3):237-241. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Pecchenino, Rowena (2011) 'Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here?'. REVUE DE PHILOSOPHIE ECONOMIQUE, 12 :3-28. [Full-Text]
2011 Noguera, JD; Pecchenino, RA (2011) 'FDI versus Exports in a General Equilibrium Ricardian Model'. Economic Record, 87 :438-448. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Pecchenino R. (2011) 'Truth, charity, and the dismal science: An economist's response to caritas in veritate'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 76 (3):278-292. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Pecchenino, Rowena (2010) 'Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Community Formation and the Church'. FAITH AND ECONOMICS, 55 :19-56. [Full-Text]
2009 Pecchenino, R., Jeitschko, T., O'Connell, S. (2009) 'Having Life More Abundantly: Caring for the Body, Mind and Spirit'. FAITH AND ECONOMICS, . [Full-Text]
2009 Pecchenino R. (2009) 'Becoming: Identity and spirituality'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38 (1):31-36. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Bednarek, HL; Pecchenino, RA; Stearns, SC (2008) 'Do your neighbors influence your health?'. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10 :301-315. [Full-Text]
2008 Jeitschko, TD; O'Connell, S; Pecchenino, RA (2008) 'Identity, Collective Beliefs, and the Allocation of Resources'. Economic And Social Review, 39 :39-54. [Full-Text]
2007 Rowena Pecchenino (2007) 'On Tanner's 'Economy of Grace': An Economist Responds'. Irish Theological Quarterly, :96-104. [Full-Text]
2007 R. Pecchenino and J. Noguera (2007) 'OPEC and the International Oil Market: Can a cartel fuel the engine of economic development?'. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 25 :187-199. [Full-Text]
2006 R. Pecchenino and T. Jeitschko (2006) 'Do You Want Fries with That? An Exploration of Serving Size, Social Welfare, and Our Waistlines'. Economic Inquiry, 44 :442-450. [Full-Text]
2006 R. Pecchenino and H. Bednarek and T. Jeitschko (2006) 'Gluttony and Sloth: Symptoms of Trouble or Signs of Bliss—A theory of choice in the presence of behavioral adjustment costs'. Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 5 . [Full-Text]
2005 R. Pecchenino and J. Haslag (2005) 'Crony Capitalism and Financial System Stability'. Economic Inquiry, 43 :24-38. [Full-Text]
2005 R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (2005) 'The Effects of Aging, Myopia, and Educational Quality on the Pay-as-you-go Social Security Systems of the G7'. Journal of Public Economic Theory, :449-470. [Full-Text]
2002 R. Pecchenino and H. Bednarek (2002) 'A Macroeconomic Analysis of Publicly Funded Healthcare'. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 4 :243-270. [Full-Text]
2002 R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (2002) 'Dependent Children and Aged Parents:  Funding Education and Social Security in an Aging Economy'. Journal of Macroeconomics, 24 :145-169. [Full-Text]
1999 R. Pecchenino and K.R. Utendorf (1999) 'Social Security, Social Welfare, and the Aging Population'. Journal of Population Economics, . [Full-Text]
1998 R. Pecchenino (1998) 'Risk Averse Bank Managers:  Exogenous Shocks, Portfolio Reallocations, and Market Spillovers'. :161-174. [DOI] [Full-Text]
1998 Rowena Pecchenino (1998) 'The Loan Contract: Mechanism of Financial Control'. Economic Journal, :126-137. [Full-Text]
1998 R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (1998) 'Reforming Social Security:  A Welfare Analysis'. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, :19-30. [Full-Text]
1997 Rowena Pecchenino and Patricia S. Pollard (1997) 'The Effects of Annuities, Bequests, and Aging in an Overlapping Generations Model of Endogenous Growth'. Economic Journal, :26-47. [Full-Text]
1997 Rowena Pecchenino and A. Andrew John (1997) 'Intergenerational and International Environmental Externalities'. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, :371-387. [Full-Text]
1995 Rowena Pecchenino, A. Andrew John, David Schimmelpfennig, Stacey L. Schreft (1995) 'Short-lived Agents and the Long-lived Environment'. Journal of Public Economics, :127-141. [DOI] [Full-Text]
1994 Rowena Pecchenino and A. Andrew John (1994) 'An Overlapping Generations Model of Growth and the Environment'. Economic Journal, :1393-1410. [Full-Text]
1993 Rowena Pecchenino, A. Andrew John, Stacey L. Schreft (1993) 'The Macroeconomics of Dr. Strangelove'. American Economic Review, :43-62. [Full-Text]
1992 Rowena Pecchenino (1992) 'Risk-Based Deposit Insurance: An Incentive Compatible Plan '. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, :499-510. [Full-Text]
1992 Rowena Pecchenino (1992) 'Commodity Prices and the CPI: Cointegration, Information and Signal Extraction'. International Journal of Forecasting, 7 :493-510. [DOI] [Full-Text]
1991 Rowena Pecchenino, Richard T. Baillie (1991) 'The Search for Equilibrium Relationships in International Finance: The Case of the Monetary Model'. Journal of International Money and Finance, :582-593. [Full-Text]
1990 Rowena Pecchenino, Robert H. Rasche (1990) 'P* Type Models: Evaluations and Forecasts'. International Journal of Forecasting, :421-440. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2009 Pecchenino, R. (2009) 'Hard Work and Sacrifice Were Not in the Irish Lexicon' In: Joe Mulholland and Finbarr Bradley(Eds.). Ireland's Economic Crisis - Time to Act. Dublin : Carysfort Press.
1995 R. Pecchenino and T.S. Mondschean (1995) 'Herd Behavior or Animal Spirits: A Possible Explanation of Credit Crunches and Bubbles in , Allin Cotrell, Michael Lawlor and John Wood, eds., Boston: Kluwer, 1995' In: The Causes and Costs of Depository Institution Failures.
1993 R. Pecchenino (1993) 'The Behavior of Corporate Bureaucrats' In: Neil Garston(Eds.). Bureaucracy: Three Paradigms. Boston : Kluwer.
1992 R. Pecchenino (1992) 'Loan Contracts' In: P. Newman, M. Milgate, and J. Eatwell(Eds.). The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.

Book Review

Year Publication
2008 Rowena Pecchenino (2008) Review of Theology of Money by Philip Goodchild. [Book Review]
2008 Rowena Pecchenino, Thomas Jeitschko (2008) Review of Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics: New Studies in Christian Ethics, and God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency, by Albino Barrera. [Book Review]
1996 Rowena Pecchenino (1996) Review of The UK Financial System: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson. [Book Review]
1993 Rowena Pecchenino (1993) Review of The United Kingdom Financial System in Transition: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson. [Book Review]
1992 Rowena Pecchenino (1992) Review of Public Debt Management: Theory and History, by Rudiger Dornbusch and Mario Draghi, eds. [Book Review]
1991 Rowena Pecchenino (1991) Review of The UK Monetary and Financial System: An Introduction, by John Gilbody. [Book Review]
1990 Rowena Pecchenino (1990) Review of Financial Deregulation: A comparative Study of Australia and the United Kingdom, by Maximilian Hall. [Book Review]
1988 Rowena Pecchenino (1988) Review of: Britain's Economic Renaissance: Margaret Thatcher's Reforms 1979-1984, by Alan Walters. [Book Review]
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