Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly

Colin O'Reilly

Assistant Professor
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and the Financial System


  • PhD Economics 2014- Suffolk University- Boston, MA. Dissertation: An Economic Analysis of Recovery from Civil Conflict
  • MS Economics 2012- Suffolk University, Boston, MA.
  • BA Economics 2009- Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI- Minors: Finance, Political Science

Publications and Presentations


  • Exogenous Resource Shocks and Economic Freedom , Comparative Economic Studies, 2017
  • Post-Genocide Justice: The Gacaca Courts, Development Policy Review, 2017
  • Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of Natural Conflicts?  , Contemporary Economic Policy, 35, 532-541, 2017
  • Civil War and Economic Growth: The Case for a Closer Look at Forms of Monilization , Applied Economics Letters, 23 Issue 15, 1057-1061, 2016
  • War and Growth of Government , European Journal of Political Economy, 40, 31-41, 2015
  • Household Recovery from Internal Displacement in Northern Uganda, World Development, 76, 203-215, 2015
  • Firm Investment Decisions in Post-Conflict Context, Economics of Transition, 23-4, 717-751, 2015
  • Institutions and Investment in Post Civil War Recovery , Comparative Economic Studies, 56-1, 1-24, 2014
  • Post-Conflict Convergence with Productivity-Augmenting Institutions 
  • Applying Panel Vector Autoregression to Institutions, Human Capital, and Output
  • Oil Rents and State Economic Policy 
  • Civil War and Institutional Change: Case Study of Sierra Leone

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Economic Development, Political Economy, Economic Growth, Post-Conflict Recovery