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Economics Made Simple

People's College

A series of lectures offering participants a fresh insight into economics in a contemporary Irish context.

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If you have ever wondered why fat cats get rich, or bankers get bonuses and what prompted the global economic crash, these lectures will explain why economics matter. A panel of experts from the Nevin institute will be unlocking the secrets, the jargon and the language that can confuse those unfamiliar with this topic.

10 Feb: Economic development, the last 200 years and more (Tom McDonnell)

17 Feb: Schools of economic thought, economic crises, and the battle of ideas (Tom McDonnell)

24 Feb: Inequality and poverty (Ciarán Nugent)

2 Mar: A spin through the Irish labour market (Ciarán Nugent)

9 Mar: The future of work (Paul Mac Flynn)

23 Mar: Political economy case study: corporation tax (Guest Lecturer)

30 Mar: Climate change and the just transition (Paul Goldrick-Kelly)

6 Apr: Where do we go from here? Industrial development on the island of Ireland (TBD)

Course added on: 17/09/2019
Details last updated on: 26/01/2020

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