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Professor Mary O’Mahony

Professor of Applied Economics, King’s Business School

Research Theme: Measurements & methods, Human capital

Career

Mary’s broad research area is measuring and explaining international comparisons of growth and productivity. Specific topics covered by this include the impact of labour force skills, information technology, intangible capital and innovation in generating productivity. Recent work has been concerned with incorporating health status into measures of human capital measuring the output of the education sector and using web-based data sources to better measure skills and the impact of digital readiness on firms’ survival post Covid.