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.

 

Programme

 

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 stefanie.feicke@ucd.ie, telephone (01) 7168335.