Karen Bonner Economic Policy Centre Associate - Senior Research Fellow
- Economic Policy Centre (EPC)
Karen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Enterprise Research Centre, Aston Business School but is based in the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre offices. This enables the sharing of research ideas and methods. Karen is involved primarily in firm-level research utilising data to examine aspects of firm performance in both Northern Ireland and the UK. Previously she worked as a Senior Research Economist at the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. Karen is currently undertaking a PhD at Aston University, examining the effects of exporting, innovation and government financial support on the productivity growth of firms. She is an approved ONS researcher and has extensive experience in data-linking and in the use of business-level datasets.