The fiscal compact with Professor of Finance, Brian M Lucey


  What: The fiscal compact: When: Saturday, February 11th at 12.00 (Login from 11.50 am) Professor of Finance Brian M Lucey will be discussing “The fiscal compact” You can read more on this: http://brianmlucey.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/the-fiscal-compact-maybe-inevitable-hardly-sensible/ Follow Professor Lucey on Twitter @brianmlucey Continue reading The fiscal compact with Professor of Finance, Brian M Lucey

Planning for the post euro Irish economy.


What: Planning for the post euro Irish economy. When: Wednesday, November 16th at 11.30 Professor in Finance Brian M Lucey will be discussing “Planning for a post Euro Economy” You can read more on this: http://brianmlucey.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/planning-for-the-post-euro-irish-economy/ Continue reading Planning for the post euro Irish economy.

Irish Unemployment Policy: An Urgent Debate


What: Irish Unemployment Policy: An Urgent Debate When: Friday, November 4th at 12.00   Dr. Liam Delaney @LiamDelaneyEcon The dramatic rise in unemployment in recent years is the most urgent policy problem facing the Irish state. Unemployment durations greater than one-year, in particular, are associated with a range of negative long-run social, economic and psychological consequences. While rebalancing the economy in terms of debt, price and fiscal policy following a protracted bubble and collapse is clearly the most direct route to solving this problem, it is also absolutely clear that such a process is a medium-to-long term one and the question of … Continue reading Irish Unemployment Policy: An Urgent Debate

Southern Europe – Why it is like Ireland and why it is not.


Our recording from today’s discussion. Many thanks to Professor Joe Haslam for taking the time. *Tip: Try the HD version. Joe haslam: 1. Ireland is small open economy v Spain a large closed  economy Joe haslam: 2. I live in Madrid and although I travel to other places, Madrid is not Spain. Joe haslam: 3. I look more at qualitative trends than quantitative ones. Joe haslam: 4. Who I work most closely with is people trying to start a business Joe haslam: 5. Civil Service is good, but regional administration and politicians less so. Joe haslam: 6. Spain not very open … Continue reading Southern Europe – Why it is like Ireland and why it is not.

Dr. Liam Delaney discusses Behavioural Economics


Dr. Liam Delaney discusses Behavioural Economics. http://www.ucd.ie/geary/aboutus/people/liamdelaney/ With thanks to Dr. Stephen Kinsella http://www.stephenkinsella.net/ and the University of Limerick for facilitating today’s session. The Chat: Peter Carney >> (All): (queue) Q: Irish data gathering and utilisation is poor; why do you think we are so far behind in this regard? is this a demand or a supply issue? Colm Harmon >> (All): sorry to be so blunt – fact remains that the data does actually exist in the administrative files of Government and some will to sort them out will transform things Rob Gillanders >> (All): Since Peter got the … Continue reading Dr. Liam Delaney discusses Behavioural Economics

Irish Policy Reform and Behavioural Economics


This Friday at 2pm < Yes Friday the 13th :) Dr. Liam Delaney PhD will be speaking on Irish Policy Reform and Behavioural Economics. The session will examine the main threads in the literature from behavioural economics and what they imply for the development of the Irish economy. I have posted on this topic extensively and my posts on Irisheconomy.ie To join in the discussion, just go to the following link and sign in at 2pm on Friday. The session will examine the following topics: What role do behavioural economic ideas have in developing a recovered Irish economy? To what … Continue reading Irish Policy Reform and Behavioural Economics

Peoples Economy Ronan Lyons Day 9.


Please visit with http://thepeopleseconomy.com/ for more details. If we don’t default, what’s the best way to pay off our debt? pdosullivan >> (All): Looking good Ronan! Peter >> (All): Why were SF and New Vision not more vocal about borrowing money from China as an option if the EU/IMF do not play ball? Steve Daley >> (All): Hey Ronan, I’ll throw in some questions ahead of the crowd. To get started, whilst there is clearly scope for tax reform. Isn’t it more urgent to discuss how we can grwo the economy. This may mean borrowing in order to invest. Rather than fiscal probity which smacks of accepting budget constraints and diminishing the scope … Continue reading Peoples Economy Ronan Lyons Day 9.