Terrence McDonagh, RIP

Terry McDonagh passed away this week. A professor at NUI, Galway for many years, he was an inspiring teacher and a key researcher in more heterodox approaches to economics. I studied under him and recall his clear lecturing style, his wit, and his dedication to the ideas he thought most important. Readers may wish to submit their own tributes to Terry in the comments below.

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Peter Neary, RIP

Prof. Peter Neary has died. Readers interested should check out his webpage and CV for a sense of the depth and breadth of his contributions to the international trade literature. His work was recently celebrated by his former UCD colleagues and can be watched here. Please use the comment function if you’d like to pay tribute to a great economist.

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Professor Rachel Dardis, RIP

Rachel Dardis, Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland died February 23, 2021. An obituary is here. Prof. Dardis was a prolific author and mentored more than 60 PhD students during her career. She spent her academic career in the USA, starting in the 1960s with her University of Minnesota PhD. She retired in 1996 and is survived by her nephew and his two children.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Patrick Honohan on Macro-financial crises

Patrick has a new piece on VOXEU contrasting the experiences of Ireland, Iceland, and Cyprus during the last global crisis, and asks what lessons they might have for COVID-induced financial crises to come.

Animated Irish Fiscal Data

Jacopo Bedogni and Darren Lawlor from the Parliamentary Budget Office put this series of visualisations together. Slide 19 in particular is a jaw-dropper. Well done both.

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