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Dr. Marta Zieba


I am a Lecturer in Economics at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. My main research interest is in the applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. I received my master's degree in Economics and Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau) from European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) in Germany (2003) and PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin (2008). My PhD work was related to the estimation of production and demand functions for German, Austrian and Swiss non-profit theatres. From 2008 until 2011, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, where I worked in the area of cultural economics. I joined the Department of Economics, University of Limerick in 2012. Since 2017, I am a member of the Efficiency and Productivity Analysis research group based in Kemmy Business School.I am interested in studying the efficiency and productivity factors for the performing arts institutions and health organisations. My other recent research areas of interest are the tourism economics, health economics and economics of well-being.

Teaching Interests

Macroeconomics (undergraduate) and microeconomics, data management, applied econometrics, efficiency and productivity analysis, contemporary issues in the global economy.

Professional Activities


  • 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


  • 2008 Trinity College Dublin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2005 Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin - Teaching Assistant


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


  • German
  • Polish
  • English


Book Chapter


Zieba, M.
Handbook of Cultural Economics


Global trade in cultural tourism services
Zieba M.
A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics

Conference Publication


Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies
Castiglione, C;Infante, D;Zieba, M
Small Business Economics DOI: 10.1007/s11187-017-9931-1


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