Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free lunchtime lectures on the Economy in March @DCC Ilac centre library

The Irish Economy. What happened? What next?

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March
Admission free. Booking essential
Central Library
Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

About this event:

A series of lunchtime talks taking place each Thursday in March at 1pm in the Central Library, ILAC Centre. The series addresses questions around the Irish Economy. How we have reached the point we are now at, what the policy of successive governments has been and what effect these policies have had. Contributors include noted economists, journalists and historians. The talks are in partial fulfilment of the library service’s mission to help inform, enrich, and empower library users by providing relevant information and ideas.

From independence to the IMF: the Irish economy and the forces that shaped it, 1922-2010

 Conor McCabe Thursday, 1st March

Conor McCabe is a Labour historian and author. He holds a PhD in Irish History from the University of Ulster. A contributor to the Dublin Opinion blog he recently authored Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish Economy which looks at the development of the economy from the foundation of the State to the IMF bailout. Described as “far and away the best … attempt to explain our economic collapse” it had garnered praise from pundits as varied as David McWilliams and Vincent Browne.

Austerity; time for a Plan B?

Michael Taft - Thursday, 8th March

Michael Taft is a political and economics researcher at Unite, the trade union. He blogs at notesonthefront.typepad.com andwww.progressive-economy.ie and is part of the TASC network of economists.

Ireland's Property Market - How did it come to this? And where to next?

Ronan Lyons - Thursday, 15th March

Ronan Lyons is probably best known as the resident economist atDaft.ie and is responsible for its quarterly report on Ireland’s residential sales and lettings markets. Ronan Lyons is an economist at Balliol College, Oxford, a Research Associate at the Spatial Economics Research Centre in LSE and a Visiting Researcher at the ESRI in Dublin.

He blogs at ronanlyons.com and recently co-edited Next Generation Ireland.

'The Irish banks and Eurozone stability: Learning from the past, looking  to the future'

Gregory Connor - Thursday, 22nd March

Gregory Connor is Professor of Finance at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  He holds a PhD in economics from Yale and previously taught at the London School of Economics, the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University. Gregory blogs regularly on the Irish Economy website and has recently co-authored papers on the differences between the credit crises in Ireland and the U.S and on the cost of Ireland’s lax financial regulatory regime.

Anglo Irish Bank and the part it played in Ireland's economic collapse

Simon Carswell - Thursday, 29th March

Simon Carswell is Finance Correspondent with The Irish Times and has covered the banking sector since the start of the financial crisis. He is the author of two books, Something Rotten: Irish Banking Scandals, and Anglo Republic: Inside the bank that broke Ireland, which topped the bestsellers list in Ireland for several weeks and has been described as “a fascinating read for anyone interested in the present Irish crisis and how it unfolded”.

He is a regular contributor to television and radio, and won National Newspapers of Ireland Journalist of the Year award in 2011.


Booking: 01 873 4333 centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

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