Kyle Richmond: “Market Structure, Innovation, and Britain’s Relative Economic Decline”

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I am currently enrolled on the MRes in Social Science Research at Queen’s University Belfast, to be followed by a PhD in Economics, as part of the 1+3 route of the Economic and Social History Training Pathway.

As part of my proposal, I have outlined a research agenda to investigate the link between market structure and innovation within the context of relative British economic decline from the end of the Second World War to the 1970s, a period conventionally known as the Golden Age of Capitalism. This research would contribute to both the historical narrative concerning Britain’s relative economic decline during the period it was most pronounced, as well as the debate surrounding hypotheses on the link between market structure and innovation.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Queen’s, where I graduated with First-Class Honours and received the KPMG prize for Best Graduate in BSc Economics. During my degree I also spent a year on industrial placement, working as an Assistant Economist in the Macro Consulting team at Oxford Economics.