Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly

Colin O'Reilly

Assistant Professor
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 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



  • Christopher Newport University (April 2018)
    Presented: Top Down or Bottom Up? Which Institutions Matter for Economic Development?, 2018
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference (April 2018)
    Presented: Civil War and Institutional Change
    Presented: Assessing the Economic Way of Thinking, 2018
  • Eastern Economic Association Conference (March 2018)
    Presented: Civil War and Institutional Change, 2018
  • Southern Economic Association (November 2017)
    Presented: Oil Rents and State Economic Policy, 2017
  • Emerson College (October 2017) 
    Presented: F.A. Hayek’s Modern Legacy, 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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