On Wednesday there was a conference in Trinity College Dublin called ‘Irish economic policy for the crisis: What next?’. This post is video footage taken at the conference (thanks again to Philip Lane and Patrick Honohan for allowing me to film it).
There are some really fascinating ideas in the talks and for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day it is really worthwhile watching.
Karl Whelan of TCD followed with a piece on Potential Output. Karl’s talk raised some great points about the structural deficit but pointed out (towards the end) that the actual deficit is the thing to focus on. The rest of his segments are here ( part 2, part 3, part 4 )
Brian Nolans talk on inequality on the distribution of household income after taxes was truly fascinating. This one is vital viewing from the angle of social agenda as well as that of an economic one. Further segments here ( part 2, part 3, part 4 )