Sean Barrett in the Irish Independent writes on a two-step solution to our housing crisis – cut costs and build more, simple as that.
Volume 2021 of the Central Bank’s Economic Letters series has seen a set of interesting contributions across a range of topics so far this year. The Economic Letters published to date are:
- No.1, Is Ireland really the most prosperous country in Europe?, Patrick Honohan, 4th February.
- No.2, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Incomes and Debt Sustainability of Irish Households, Brian Cahill (CSO) and Reamonn Lydon 23rd February.
- No.3, COVID-19 and the Public Finances in Ireland, Thomas Conefrey, Rónan Hickey and Niall McInerney, 22nd March.
- No.4, Saving during the pandemic: Waiting out the storm?, Reamonn Lydon and Tara McIndoe-Calder, 30th March.
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland Galway
Lecturer (Above the Bar) in Economics
Applications are invited for a permanent lectureship post, which will be located within the Discipline of Economics of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland Galway. The Discipline seeks to provide a flourishing and diverse academic environment which integrates teaching and research, theory and empirical applications, in a policy-oriented and interdisciplinary way. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching, supervision, and examining at all levels, engage in scholarship and research, and contribute to the administration of the Discipline, the School and the College.
Candidates should hold a PhD in Economics, have demonstrated ability in teaching and capacity for supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and have a research profile commensurate with the position. The successful candidate will contribute to relevant teaching and examining at all levels, including the B.A., B.Comm. and B.Sc. degrees at undergraduate level and the various M.Econ.Sc. programs at postgraduate level; engage in scholarship and research; and assist with administration and the development of the Economics Discipline and J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday 15th April 2021.
For more information and Application Form please see website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/.
The Fiscal Council has an exciting lineup for its fifth annual Path for the Public Finances conference.
This year’s theme is “Ensuring debt sustainability in a post-Covid world”.
The conference will focus on the theme of fiscal policy in the era of high public debt and low interest rates that follows the outbreak of Covid-19.
The conference has two sessions: the first looks at fiscal policy of high debt conditional on current interest rates (debt sustainability analysis; what does it means for the fiscal rules, how should policymakers respond). The second takes a more “big picture” look at the sustainability of low interest rates given high public debt, ageing, financial implications and whether such pressures might influence monetary policy.
The conference takes place over 8th – 9th February 2021 from 2pm – 4pm both afternoons.
Speakers include Olivier Blanchard, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Charles Wyplosz, Hélène Rey, Philip Lane, Antonio Fatás and Karolina Ekholm.
Full programme and Registration details are available at the Fiscal Council’s website:
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service is seeking to recruit AO economists to fill vacancies which exist in the PBO. The positions would suit recent masters graduates or degree graduates with research work experience.
Candidates should acquaint themselves with the essential entry requirements for applying for this position, as described in the information booklet for the competition. Only applications completed via and submitted to Recruitment@oireachtas.ie and submitted on the official application forms will be accepted in this competition. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.
- Economist (Administrative Officer level) information booklet (.pdf)
- Economist (Administrative Officer level) application form (.docx)
More information on the Parliamentary Budget Office and the type of work it undertakes can be found on www.oireachtas.ie/pbo.