Irish Economics Podcast

Irish Economics Podcast

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Interviews with economists


#22: Behavioural Science and Public Policy - Dr. Pete Lunn (ESRI)
Jun 2 • 61 min
Today I am joined by Pete Lunn of the ESRI to discuss behavioural economics and behavioural science. This is our second episode dealing with behavioural science - I would urge you to check out the earlier conversation with Liam Delaney if you have not…
#21: So you want to be an economist?
May 26 • 45 min
We cover:1) Why become an economist2) Common pathways to becoming an economist3) A recommended approach to studying economics4) Career options and some factors that determine what role is suitable for you5) Navigating a PhDMy thanks to - Prof John…
#20: Booms, busts and bicycles - Dr. William Quinn (QUB)
May 18 • 46 min
I am joined by Dr. William Quinn, lecturer in finance at Queen’s University Belfast to discuss stock market bubbles. We go through the ‘British bicycle mania,’ big shorts and savvy bond villains who have resorted to shady stock market trades.Some of you…
#19: The Economy of Northern Ireland - Dr. Graham Brownlow (QUB)
May 12 • 75 min
This is a bumper episode this week. I am joined by Dr. Graham Brownlow (Queen’s University Belfast) to discuss the Northern Irish Economy.We go through the development of the Northern Irish economy throughout the 20th Century and a little bit before.…
#18: Artificial Intelligence - Jonathan Ruane (MIT)
May 5 • 45 min
This week we have a departure from the usual COVID related topics. In this episode I am joined by Jonathan Ruane, a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and adjunct at TCD.Jonathan and I discuss the impact Artificial intelligence may have on the…
#17: Economics of human development - Dr. Orla Doyle (UCD)
Apr 27 • 41 min
On this episode I am joined by Dr. Orla Doyle. Orla is Associate Professor at the UCD School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Geary Institute at UCD. Orla specialises in the economics of human development, particularly on evaluating the…
#16: The Property Market - Dr. Ronan Lyons (TCD)
Apr 21 • 63 min
I am joined today by Dr. Ronan Lyons to speak about the Irish Property market. Ronan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, with research interests in housing markets, urban economics, and economic history. You may also know…
#15: COVID-19 & Irish Industry - Gerard Brady (IBEC Chief Economist)
Apr 14 • 47 min
We continue the COVID-19 theme this week. Having explored the impacts from various academic angles we now explore the impact from an industry perspective. This is important insight as we have heard a lot of numbers over the last few weeks but less…
#14: EU decision-making & the COVID-19 economic response - Prof. Brigid Laffan (EUI Florence)
Apr 7 • 37 min
We have an episode of a slightly different focus today, where we view the EU decision-making from a political science perspective.Speaking to you on the 7th of April, it is clear that EU intervention will be of central importance to kickstarting the…
#13: The Economics of Social Distancing - Dr. Linda Thunstrom & Dr. Stephen Newbold (University of Wyoming)
Apr 1 • 23 min
On this bonus episode, I am joined by Linda Thunstrom and Stephen Newbold who are Assistant Professors at the University of Wyoming. Along with co-authors, they produced a very interesting paper quantifying the costs and benefits of social distancing. We…
#12: Managing the macroeconomy and COVID-19 - Prof. Michael McMahon (Oxford)
Mar 31 • 69 min
In this episode I am joined by Prof. Michael McMahon of the University of Oxford. Prof. McMahon is also a member of Ireland’s Fiscal Advisory Council. We had arranged this discussion some time ago before the COVID19 outbreak, with the original plan to…
#11: Is Christmas really coming earlier every year? Dr. Nathan Cunningham
Dec 15, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome to the Christmas Special part 2. Don’t forget to check out part one if you haven’t already.This is another fun chat about a very important topic – is Christmas really coming earlier every year? This is strictly speaking a statistics question but I…
#10 The Economics of Christmas
Dec 15, 2019 • 27 min
Christmas special part 1: The Economics of ChristmasThis is the first part of our two-part Christmas special. Given the time of year, this is a lighter take on economics. In this episode, I am joined by Shane Doherty to have a chat about the economics of…
#9: Agricultural economics & sustainable consumption - Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Oct 22, 2019 • 40 min
Episode 9 features Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Benjamin has done a lot of research modelling the global food system. Such modelling is important to figure out how the system will be able to support changes…
#8: Are there better ways to fund higher education? Dr. Darragh Flannery (UL)
Oct 15, 2019 • 52 min
In Episode 8, I am joined by Dr. Darragh Flannery of the University of Limerick. Darragh is an expert in the economics of education. We discuss why economists need to study education and different ways in which one can conceptualise investment in…
#7: Understanding the macroeconomy - Prof. Stephen Kinsella (UL)
Oct 7, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, I am joined by Prof. Stephen Kinsella of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. Stephen has turned his hand to many topics, most notably applying novel method to the task of understanding the macroeconomy.It has been…
#6: Infrastructure, National Broadband Plan; Eircom - Prof. Eoin Reeves & Dr. Donal Palcic (UL)
Sep 30, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 6 features Professor Eoin Reeves and Dr. Donal Palcic who are experts in analysing the financing of public infrastructure. We discuss the economics behind ‘public-private partnerships’ (PPPs) which are a common way for the private sector to…
#5: Energy Economics- Dr. Jacquelyn Pless (MIT) & Dr. Muireann Lynch (ESRI)
Sep 23, 2019 • 40 min
This episode provides an overview of energy economics.I take a slightly different format this week. I offer some insight into the Irish electricity market, inspired by some requests from Twitter followers (@IrishEconPod). Alongside this, Dr. Jacquelyn…
#4 Behavioural science: the psychology of decision making - Prof. Liam Delaney (UCD)
Sep 17, 2019 • 47 min
Ep. 4 discusses behavioural science - the psychology of decision-making. Economics has a reputation for not fully appreciating the complexities of human decision-making. Many economic theories assume that we all make ‘rational’ decisions - that we can…
#3: Why carbon taxes? Dr. Muireann Lynch (ESRI)
Sep 9, 2019 • 43 min
Dr. Muireann Lynch joins to discuss why economists love carbon taxes so much. We go through the economic reasoning behind a carbon tax, we discuss why a carbon tax is better than a subsidy and we debate the various ways carbon tax revenues can be…
#2: Brexit Strategy - Prof. Edgar Morgenroth (DCU)
Sep 2, 2019 • 43 min
Episode 2 of the Irish Economics Podcast addresses the strategy behind the Brexit decisions. Edgar Morgenroth, professor of economics at DCU joins as we discuss Brexit decision making from the beginning. Was Brexit inevitable, given anti-EU sentiment, or…
#1 Ireland’s Economic History - Prof. John FitzGerald (TCD)
Sep 2, 2019 • 46 min
We have a very special first episode as Prof. John FitzGerald joins to discuss Ireland’s economic history. John has been involved in Irish economics in one shape or another since he joined the department of Finance in 1972. John takes us through Ireland’s…
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