Irwin Collier has a fascinating blog with archival materials on the kinds of things the great economists taught via their course outlines. He has other stuff up there, but I know readers of this blog will enjoy this site. There’s some Irish work of interest here too: You’ll find references to Cairnes in Orcutt’s 1950 Empirical Economics courses, the work of UCD’s George O’Brien work on mediaeval economic thought appears on the Harvard reading list c.1950, and more.
The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin invites applications for a Grattan Scholarship at PhD level, starting in September 2016, on the economics of city regrowth. The funding includes all fees, an annual stipend of €20,000 and a budget for research expenses, over a four-year period. In return, Scholars are expected to undertaking teaching and research assistance as required. Interested applicants are requested to contact Ronan Lyons (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday May 16th.
More information is available at this link: The Economics of City Regrowth – Grattan Scholarship 2016-2020
The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland is entering its 170th year – which surely means it must rank among the oldest societies of its kind on the planet. As it enters a new year, I would just like to draw the attention of this blog’s readers to the following two notices:
Given that an agreement looks likely, it’s probably worth opening a thread on what commenters believe the new programme for government should contain, what it might contain, what that weird intersection of politics and economics means it will contain.
UCC’s Robbie Butler talks to Frank Conway for the Economic Rockstar Podcast, hopefully embedded below.
The 2015 Annual Report of the CBoI is available here.
There is lots in the report but one point that should be noted is that the €1.8 billion transfer from the Central Bank’s surplus to the Exchequer comes mainly from transactions with the Exchequer itself (interest income) and the NTMA (capital gains on bond sales) so is circular in nature.