How do you get a group of economists to agree?
Ask them to volunteer to shed some light on Ireland’s economic crisis!
This diverse group of well-known and highly-respected economists have offered their time and expertise to dispel some of the myths, explain where we are, without the econo-babble.
Kevin O’Rourke is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, a co-organiser of the CEPR’s Economic History Initative, a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1989, and has taught at Columbia University, UCD, Harvard, and Sciences Po (Paris).
David Mc Williams is an economist, broadcaster, bestselling author and columnist with Sunday Business Post and the Irish Independent. He writes online at DavidMcWilliams.ie.
Brian Lucey is professor of finance in the School of Business at Trinity College Dublin. A graduate of Trinity, Brian holds a first class degree in economics and has worked as a statistician in the Department of Health and as an economist with the Central Bank prior to joining TCD. He has studied at graduate level in Canada, Ireland and Scotland.
Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev has a background in macroeconomics and finance and more than 15 years’ experience in international research and consultancy work in the areas of strategy, economic analysis and financial markets. He holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and finance from Trinity College, Dublin, an M.A. in macroeconomics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Ronan Lyons is an economist at Oxford University. His areas of focus include urban economics, public policy and macroeconomics. He has worked as an economic consultant and researcher in the public, private and academic sectors and runs the Daft.ie property market reports. He maintains a popular blog at ronanlyons.com and is author and editor of Next Generation Ireland, out March 2011.
Lorcan Roche Kelly is a director of Agenda Research Ltd. He has worked with David McWilliams on his most recent book and his play ‘Insiders’. He blogs at blog.cornerturned.com and his work has been quoted on ft.com and CNBC.com. He also has been regularly interviewed for Irish print and broadcast media.
Stephen Kinsella is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick. He is the author of Ireland in 2050: How we will be Living and Understanding Ireland’s Economic Crisis: Prospects for Recovery. His research spans the area of computable economics, health economics, and experimental economics.