Colin O'Reilly

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 448 Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-1509
Personal website:

Teaching Interests: Economic Development, Economic Growth, Economics of Conflict, Money and Banking

Research Interests: Economic Development, Political Economy, Institutions, Resource Curse, Refugees


    • Ph D Economics
      Suffolk University
      Boston, MA, United States, 2014
    • MS Economics
      Suffolk University
      Boston, MA, United States, 2012
    • BA Economics
      Roger Williams University
      Bristol, RI, United States, 2009

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor of Economics
        2014 -
      • Suffolk University
        Adjunct Instructor
        2010 - 2014

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • O'Reilly, C., & Murphy, R. H. (Accepted). Do institutions mitigate the risk of natural resource conflicts?. Contemporary Economic Policy.
    • Biswas, A., O'Reilly, C., Bang, J. T., & Mitra, A. (2016). Civil war and economic growth: the case for a closer look at forms of mobilization. Applied Economics Letters, 23(15), 1057-1061.
    • O'Reilly, C. (2015). Firm Investment Decisions in the Post-Conflict Context. Economics of Transition, 23(4), 717-751.
    • O'Reilly, C. (2015). Household Recovery from Internal Displacement in Northern Uganda. World Development, 72, 203-215.
    • O'Reilly, C. War and the Growth of Government. European Journal of Political Economy, 40, 31-41.
    • O'Reilly, C. (2014). Institutions and Investment in Post-Civil War Recovery. Comparative Economic Studies, 56(1), 1-24.



      UW Stout

      • Institutional Review Board (2015 - Present)