Mr. Stephen McNena

B.Comm. M.Econ.Sc. PG Cert in Teaching

Contact Details

University Teacher, Based At St. Angela'S College, Sligo
Economics
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill
Sligo

T: 071 - 919 5542
F: 071 - 919 5540
E: smcnena@stangelas.nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

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.

Research Interests

Stephen’s areas of research interest include taxation and the welfare state, as well as transport policy, especially public transit.


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

  Year Publication
(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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(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]
(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]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(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

  Year Publication
(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

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence - nomination NUI Galway

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
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

Teaching Interests

Stephen teaches on, and contributes to, a wide range of modules: macroeconomics, mathematical economics, social policy, environmental issues and health economics.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2014/15 Applied Public Policy EC192
2014/15 Economics of Public and Social Policy EC267
2014/15 Economics of Family Policy EC272
2014/15 Intermediate Macroeconomics EC268
2014/15 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
2014/15 Introductory Microeconomics B.Ed. programme at St. Angela's College, Sligo
2013/14 Introductory Macroeconomics EC134
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 Macroeconomics EC206
2012/13 Understanding Community and Environment EC260
2012/13 Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics EC264

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators Dr. Gerard Turley, Economics discipline, School of Business and EconomicsDr. Geraldine Robbins, Accounting and Finance discipline, School of Business and Economics 

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
External Collaborators