Professor Mary O'Mahony

Professor of International Industrial Economics


Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
B15 2TT


Mary joined the Business School in January 2005 – previously she was senior research fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London, where she remains a Visiting Fellow. She is coordinator of two projects financed by the EC 7th framework program, INDICSER ( and SERVICEGAP ( which are concerned with measuring and evaluating performance in the services sectors. She is also a Public Services Fellow of the ESRC funded AIM programme.


BA, MA Economics


International comparisons of output, productivity, capital and labour force skills;  the impact of information and communications technology on economic growth and productivity; determinants of the demand for skilled labour; measuring and explaining performance in public service provision, including health and education.

Other activities

Research Director Department of Management
Group leader for the Managerial Economics group (2nd semester 2011)


Marcel Timmer, Robert Inklaar, Mary O’Mahony and Bart Van Ark, Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2010, in press.

Mary O’Mahony and Marcel P. Timmer, ‘Output, Input and Productivity Measures at the Industry Level: the EU KLEMS Database’, The Economic Journal, June 2009

Mary O’Mahony and Philip Stevens: ‘Output and productivity growth in the Education sector: comparisons for the UK and US’, The Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2009 31(3), pp. 177-194.

Mary O’Mahony and Michela Vecchi, ‘R&D, knowledge spillovers and company productivity performance‘, Research Policy, 2009, 38(1), pp 35-44.

Mary O’Mahony, Catherine Robinson and Michela Vecchi , ‘The impact of ICT on the demand for skilled labour’,  Labour Economics, Elsevier, Vol 15, Issue 6, December 2008, pp. 1435-1450

Bart Van Ark, Mary O’Mahony and Marcel P. Timmer, ‘The Productivity Gap Between Europe and the United States’, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, 22(1), pp. 25-44

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