Kilkenomics is taking place again in Ireland between November 1st and November 4th.
We're unique - the only festival brave (and foolish) enough to put the best comedians and economists in the world on the same stage. The San Francisco Chronicle calls us "an utterly bizarre idea but the public love it", while the Sunday Times says we're "one of the oddest festivals anywhere; comedy with a pint and a point."
We've had some amazingly diverse contributors in the three years since we launched, including Jeffrey Sachs, Peter Schiff, Willi Hutton, Max Keiser, Megan Greene, Bill Black, Heiner Flassbeck and Andrea Catherwood, among many other great speakers. We're going to have even more at the 2012 festival, which is already shaping up to be our best yet.
Check us out at http://www.kilkenomics.com
Constantin Gurdgiev on "Dictator Draghi" & "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" of Europe!
Starts at 03:17 into the following clip:
What If Ireland Defaults?
Written with the interested general public in mind, the book is unique in its treatment of the theme of default from many different angles.
About the editors
Brian Lucey is a Professor of Finance in Trinity College Dublin and a columnist with the Irish Examiner.
Constantin Gurdgiev is Adjunct Professor at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and an international newspaper columnist.
Charles Larkin is research associate in the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin.
The book is an excellent read ó It needs to be read by our politicians and higher public servants. For the rest of us, itís an excellent way to get up the learning curve."
John Finn, Irish Examiner, 9 April 2012