Biography

Dr. Marta Zieba is an Associate Professor in economics at University of Limerick. She received her PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin (2008) and her Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau) from European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) in Germany (2003).

Before joining University of Limerick, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin from 2008 until 2012, where she worked in the area of cultural economics, developing economics and economics of international migration. Her PhD work was related to the estimation of production and demand functions for German, Austrian and Swiss non-profit theatres.

Her main research interest is in the applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. She is interested in studying cultural economics, in particular the efficiency and productivity factors for the performing arts institutions. Her other recent research areas of interest are in the cultural tourism, health systems and economics of well-being.

Since 2016, she has been leading the Economic Efficiency & Productivity Analysis research cluster based in the Kemmy Business School, UL. The group publishes and disseminates applied research in the measurement, analysis, and drivers of economic efficiency, and productivity in a number of areas of economics, such as the health and long-term care sectors, cultural and education sectors. The research cluster is well-positioned to collaborate in generating high quality publications in top ranked international journals, including Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Health Care Management Science and Small Business Economics. The group has published and finalised further articles in the specified area and its research was presented at numerous international conferences.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2021 - Best Paper Award in Regional Studies, Regional Science (with K. Mulligan)
  • 2019 - Kemmy Business School Faculty SEED Funding
  • 2016 - Kemmy Business School Faculty SEED Funding
  • 2008 - ACEI Presidents' Prize for the best graduate student paper at the 15th Conference of Association for Cultural Economics International in Boston.
  • 2005 - PhD Fellowship

Education

  • 2008 Trinity College Dublin - PhD
  • 2003 Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany - MA
  • 2000 Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany - BA

Employment

  • 2008 Trinity College Dublin - Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics
  • 2005 Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin - Teaching Assistant

Language

  • German
  • Polish
  • English

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Public support for performing arts. Efficiency and productivity gains in eleven European countries

Castiglione C.;Infante D.;Zieba M. (2023) Public support for performing arts. Efficiency and productivity gains in eleven European countries. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences

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2020

Well-being and unemployment during the Great Recession: an empirical analysis across UK local authority districts.

Mulligan K.;Zieba M. (2020) Well-being and unemployment during the Great Recession: an empirical analysis across UK local authority districts.. Regional Studies, Regional Science :267-287

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2020

Theatre

Zieba M. (2020) Theatre. Handbook Of Cultural Economics, Third Edition :503-513

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2018

Technical and scale efficiency in public and private Irish nursing homes - a bootstrap DEA approach

Ni Luasa, S;Dineen, D;Zieba, M (2018) Technical and scale efficiency in public and private Irish nursing homes - a bootstrap DEA approach. NEW YORK : SPRINGER Health Care Management Science :326-347

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2018

Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies

Castiglione, C;Infante, D;Zieba, M (2018) Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies. DORDRECHT : SPRINGER Small Business Economics :609-638

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2017

Cultural participation of tourists - Evidence from travel habits of Austrian residents

Zieba, M (2017) Cultural participation of tourists - Evidence from travel habits of Austrian residents. Tourism Economics :295-315

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2016

Tourism flows and the demand for regional and city theatres in Austria

Zieba, M (2016) Tourism flows and the demand for regional and city theatres in Austria. Journal Of Cultural Economics :191-221

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2013

Demand for Live Orchestral Music - The Case of German Kulturorchester

Zieba, M., O'Hagan, J. (2013) Demand for Live Orchestral Music - The Case of German Kulturorchester. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik :225-245

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2009

Full-income and price elasticities of demand for German public theatre

Zieba, M. (2009) Full-income and price elasticities of demand for German public theatre. Journal Of Cultural Economics :85-108

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Books

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Book Chapters

2020

Theatre

Zieba, M. (2020) Theatre . Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Handbook of Cultural Economics

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2019

Global trade in cultural tourism services

Zieba, M (2019) Global trade in cultural tourism services. CHELTENHAM : EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD RESEARCH AGENDA FOR CULTURAL ECONOMICS :141-165

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2013

Organisational Structure and Managerial Efficiency: A quasi-experimental analysis of German public theatres

Zieba, M.; Newman, C. (2013) Organisational Structure and Managerial Efficiency: A quasi-experimental analysis of German public theatres. Homo Oeconomicus :497-534

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2011

Determinants of Demand for Theatre Tickets in Austria and Switzerland

Zieba, M. (2011) Determinants of Demand for Theatre Tickets in Austria and Switzerland. Austria Austrian Journal of Statistics :209-219

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2011

An Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Efficiency Factors for Austrian and Swiss Non-Profit Theatres

Zieba, M. (2011) An Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Efficiency Factors for Austrian and Swiss Non-Profit Theatres. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics :233-274

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2010

Output Characteristics and Other Determinants of Theatre Attendance: An Econometric Analysis of German Data

O'Hagan, J., Zieba, M. (2010) Output Characteristics and Other Determinants of Theatre Attendance: An Econometric Analysis of German Data . Applied Economics Quarterly :147-174

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Conference Publications

2017

The 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, London

Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. (2017) The 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, London.

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2017

The 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, London

Zieba, M; Dineen, D; Ni Luasa S (2017) The 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, London.

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2016

2nd ATHEA - Conference for Health Economics "Efficiency and equality in health systems"

Dineen, D; Ni Luasa, S; Zieba, M (2016) 2nd ATHEA - Conference for Health Economics "Efficiency and equality in health systems".

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2016

European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference

Zieba, M; Dineen, D; Ni Luasa S (2016) European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference.

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2015

The 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA)

Ni Luasa, S; Dineen, D; Zieba, M (2015) The 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA).

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2012

SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL, 'Evaluación de la Eficiencia de las Instituciones Culturales'

Zieba, M. (2012) SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL, 'Evaluación de la Eficiencia de las Instituciones Culturales' . :83-112

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

2020

Determinants of demand and participation in cultural events

Zieba, M. (2020) Determinants of demand and participation in cultural events. https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk : ERC, Enterprise Research Centre

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2007

Understanding Production in the Performing Arts: A Production Function for German Public Theatres

Zieba, M., Newman, C. (2007) Understanding Production in the Performing Arts: A Production Function for German Public Theatres.

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