Responding to the Crisis


The UCD School of Economics, in association with the Dublin Economics Workshop, has arranged a half-day conference on the current economic crisis at the Royal College of Physicians, 6, Kildare St., Dublin 2, on January 12th. 2009.




14.15 Introductory Remarks


Rodney Thom (UCD)


14.20 Session 1: Fiscal Consolidation


Chair: John Fitz Gerald (ESRI)


Philip Lane (TCD): A New Fiscal Strategy for Ireland


Ciaran O’Hagan (SocGen Paris): How Much Can Small Sovereigns Borrow?


Colm McCarthy (UCD): Expenditure Control and Fiscal Consolidation


Discussant: Karl Whelan (UCD)


Coffee at 15.45


16.00 Session 2: The Property Bubble and the Banking Crisis


Chair: Brendan Walsh (UCD)


Patrick Honohan (TCD): Resolving the Banking Crisis


Morgan Kelly (UCD): The Irish Property Bubble and its Consequences


Robbie Kelleher (Davy): Bank Solvency, Basle II and Accounting Standards


Discussant: Alan Ahearne (NUI Galway): Discussion



Conference concludes at 17.30.


Admission is free, but spaces are limited. Places can be booked by email to, telephone (01) 7168335.