The Dublin Economics Workshop holds its annual Economic Policy Conference on October 12 to 14 next at the Ardilaun House Hotel in Galway. Details of the programme and booking details are at dublineconomics.com. Sarah Condon does all the work, firstname.lastname@example.org
The keynote speakers are David Laidler, from the University of Western Ontario, and Jerry Dwyer from the Atlanta Fed. David taught me monetary economics 40 years ago and claims to be too old for jet-lag! I am thrilled that David is coming to Ireland again in October. David Laidler has forgotten more about monetary economics than the rest of us are likely to learn, however long we survive. Jerry Dwyer gave a terrific paper at a conference in Greece a few months ago and has promised to update it.
25 Irish economists, young and old, will aso be giving papers, including two regular commenters from this blog, Michael Hennigan and Paul Hunt
All are welcome at DEW 35 in Galway
Some readers of this blog might be interested in this upcoming course – some final spots available.
Anders Aslund provides a critique here.
Mauricio Drelichman reviews Regina Grafe’s new book here.
A new issue of the journal Administration is now available. Full details here. Some of the articles are available to non-subscribers:
The latest Assessment Report from the Fiscal Advisory Council was published today.
Following this morning’s decision in Karlsruhe, Jean Claude Juncker has announced that the first meeting of the ESM’s Board of Governors will take place on October 8th.
This morning has also seen some fairly large drops in Irish government bond yields. According to the yields calculated by Bloomberg this is most apparent for the three-year and five-year terms. The nine-year has not been as affected.
With the one-year yield estimated at around 1.5% the T-Bill auction announced for tomorrow should be an improvement on July’s issue.
UPDATE: The auction results are here.
The 2012 Article IV Report on Ireland and the Seventh Review of the Extended Arrangement with Ireland are available together in this document.
The IMF has also published a Selected Issues Report on Ireland.
Organised by my colleagues Paul Scanlon and Michael Wycherley, the Money, Macro, Finance (MMF) conference is on in TCD at the moment – details here.
Patrick Honohan delivered a keynote address this morning – the text is here.
The introductory statement from Mario Draghi is now available. The ECB have also posted some additional notices following today’s Governing Council meeting.
We have a narrow definition of whingeing in this country, it appears.
You might think that someone who represents a rich constituency complaining about value-based property taxes “punishing people for their address” could be fairly described as whingeing. Indeed, you might think that such a person should be reminded that “The country’s in crisis. We can’t put our fingers to our ears and pretend it’s not happening”.
Apparently not. Whingeing, it seems, is a concept that only applies to people complaining about cuts to the public services on which poor people rely, not to people complaining about higher taxes on people in expensive neighbourhoods.