The excessive flows of bank credit during the bubble, and the shortage of bank credit after the crisis, are key elements in Ireland’s current economic distress. Prior to the crisis, economists thought they understood the behaviour of bank credit flows, but we were sadly wrong. The talks at the conference next week explore the new research frontiers regarding bank credit flows and stability. The conference website now includes a google talk link where participants can pre-submit questions for the panel session, and links to some research papers associated with the presentations. There will also be an opportunity to pose questions during the conference panel session. The panel session will be chaired by Professor Karl Whelan of UCD.
There will also be opportunities for discussion/interaction during conference breaks. If you are a (quote) “faintly dim former rugby player” or a faintly dim rugby dad like me, there will be a corner of the coffee room where we can converse in whispers about the sport and its undeserved bad publicity.