26 episodes

How has our understanding of the macroeconomy changed since the crash? Why do economists love carbon taxes? Why do song intros differ from ten years ago?
This is but a selection of the questions already answered in this podcast series. Each episode discusses a different topic with an expert in that particular field, offering insight of unprecedented depth.
Many of the speakers are working at the cutting edge of their respective fields, guiding us through both the accumulated evidence and showing us where things are likely to develop in the immediate future.
Guests that are well-regarded in Ireland and abroad have featured, including Prof. John FitzGerald (TCD), Prof. Stephen Kinsella (UL) and Prof. Michael McMahon (Oxford). Topics are diverse, with the macroeconomy, the environment, Ireland's economic history and COVID-19 all featuring.
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How has our understanding of the macroeconomy changed since the crash? Why do economists love carbon taxes? Why do song intros differ from ten years ago?
This is but a selection of the questions already answered in this podcast series. Each episode discusses a different topic with an expert in that particular field, offering insight of unprecedented depth.
Many of the speakers are working at the cutting edge of their respective fields, guiding us through both the accumulated evidence and showing us where things are likely to develop in the immediate future.
Guests that are well-regarded in Ireland and abroad have featured, including Prof. John FitzGerald (TCD), Prof. Stephen Kinsella (UL) and Prof. Michael McMahon (Oxford). Topics are diverse, with the macroeconomy, the environment, Ireland's economic history and COVID-19 all featuring.
Subscribe! Follow us on @IrishEconPod on social media for updates.
Support and bonus material: http://www.patreon.com/IrishEconPod

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    #25: Sports Economics - Dr. Robbie Butler (UCC)

    #25: Sports Economics - Dr. Robbie Butler (UCC)

    I am joined by Dr. Robbie Butler who is a lecturer at University College Cork and is an expert in Sports economics.
    We discuss 'Fergie time', the use of bonus points in rugby and whether pundits are actually better than the average fan when it comes to predicting a result.
    There is something in this conversation for those of us less interested in sport, too. Much of what we discuss touches on economic theories of labour productivity, agency theory and cognitive biases.
    I have loads of extras uploaded to the patreon at www.patreon.com/IrishEconPod. If you enjoy the podcast to the value of a cup of coffee a month, the pareon is a way to say thanks. It also helps to secure the future of the podcast.
    I hope you enjoy this conversation! 

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    • 54 min
    #24: Estimating the distributional impact of public policy - Dr. Karina Doorley & Dr. Barra Roantree (ESRI)

    #24: Estimating the distributional impact of public policy - Dr. Karina Doorley & Dr. Barra Roantree (ESRI)

    I am joined by Dr. Karina Doorley and Dr. Barra Roantree who are senior research officer and research officer respectively, with the Economic and Social Research Institute.
     
    We discuss why we need taxes; what can happen when we get it wrong; and how Ireland's benefit system has been very important in helping the vulnerable during the COVID19 crisis.
    We discuss some of the tools used to understand the tax benefit system, particularly Microsimulation. Karina and Barra take us through some of the work they’ve done with these methods. This is an area which I have worked in and I also pitch in where I can.
    A quick reminder before we start that I have a patreon site at www.patreon.com/IrishEconPod. If you enjoy the podcast to the value of a cup of coffee a month, patreon is a way to say thanks. I am very grateful to the six patrons who have signed up so far! It’s a small token but it means a lot to keep everything going.

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    • 53 min
    #23: Music Economics - Chris Carey

    #23: Music Economics - Chris Carey

    This episode features music economist Chris Carey. Chris is Head of International Marketing at TicketSwap and is a founder of the FastForward music conference. He is a former Global Insight Director at Universal and EMI, and a former Senior Economist at PRS for Music.
    We explore how recent changes in technology and the market shape the music we listen to. We discuss how big data are used by the industry and how changes in our consumption habits influence the structure and format of music.
    I'm a big music fan so this was something that I've always been curious about. My thanks to Chris for taking the time to go through these topics.
    I have set up a patreon site to help cover costs. The patreon site is at patreon.com/IrishEconPod. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast as much as you enjoy a cup of coffee, the patreon is a way to say thanks. There is some bonus material there too.

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    • 39 min
    #22: Behavioural Science and Public Policy - Dr. Pete Lunn (ESRI)

    #22: Behavioural Science and Public Policy - Dr. Pete Lunn (ESRI)

    Today I am joined by Pete Lunn of the ESRI to discuss behavioural economics and behavioural science. This is our second episode dealing with behavioural science - I would urge you to check out the earlier conversation with Liam Delaney if you have not done so already. Today’s conversation builds on many of the concepts first discussed with Liam.
    Pete and his team at the ESRI are responsible for loads of cool research projects that try to understand how we make decisions. For example, his work deals with the mechanics of how we weigh up the pros and cons of our credit card plan or how we decide who to buy our electricity from. They use insights from economics, psychology and other fields to fully understand the decision-making process. More recently, his team have done some very important work in relation to COVID19 and how we can encourage social distancing. We discuss these topics and much more.
    If you'd like to buy a coffee to say thanks, I have set up a Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/IrishEconPod. Thanks a million to the two patrons who signed up last week - it means a lot.

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    #21: So you want to be an economist?

    #21: So you want to be an economist?

    We cover:
    1) Why become an economist
    2) Common pathways to becoming an economist
    3) A recommended approach to studying economics
    4) Career options and some factors that determine what role is suitable for you
    5) Navigating a PhD
    My thanks to - Prof John FizGerald; Prof. Edgar Morgenroth, Prof. Liam Delaney, Dr. Darragh Flannery, Dr. Muireann Lynch, Dr. Jacquelyn Pless, Gerard Brady, Dara Doyle and everyone else who gave me comments and suggestions online and in general chat over the past few days.
    I hope I have mentioned everyone but if not, thank you. I hope to update in future this incorporate any new information so if you have any comments please do get in touch
    I pay for the podcast myself. If you would like to chip in or would like to hear some bonus content, you can do so at http://www.patreon.com/irisheconpod
    Thanks!

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    • 45 min
    #20: Booms, busts and bicycles - Dr. William Quinn (QUB)

    #20: Booms, busts and bicycles - Dr. William Quinn (QUB)

    I am joined by Dr. William Quinn, lecturer in finance at Queen’s University Belfast to discuss stock market bubbles. We go through the ‘British bicycle mania,’ big shorts and savvy bond villains who have resorted to shady stock market trades.
    Some of you have enquired about ways to support the podcast and help cover the costs. I was able to acquire a small amount of funding to cover some of the start-up costs, but there has been a growing gap being filled by my own pocket. If you'd like to chip in, I’ve set up a Patreon page at
    http://www.patreon.com/IrishEconPod
    There is no obligation. In general, I'm happy to cover the costs but hopefully the patreon can keep them at a sustainable level. The main podcast feed is a public good that will always be free. 
    As ever, , if you get a chance, a 5* review on Apple podcasts helps spread the word. Thanks!

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    • 46 min

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