Author Archive

Economic Crisis & the Crisis in Economics – 15th November

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment
A lecture by Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics: the naked emperor dethroned. He is a winner of the Revere Award for being the economist who most cogently warned of the crisis, and whose work is most likely to prevent a future one. He is professor of economics and finance at the university of Western Sydney. Followed by a panel discussion with Prof Keen and including Richard O'Rourke of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO Ireland) and Gillian Fallon and David Korowicz from Feasta.
Read more

Escape routes: Fleeing Vesuvius – which way should we go?

Oct 28, 2011 Comments Off on Escape routes: Fleeing Vesuvius – which way should we go?
In our final installment from the Irish edition of Fleeing Vesuvius, contributors to the book suggest steps they think should be taken to escape disaster in four areas – in one's family, in one’s community, in one’s country, and in the world. Compiled by Caroline Whyte.
Read more

Videos now online from Feasta debt crisis conference

Oct 22, 2011 Comments Off on Videos now online from Feasta debt crisis conference
Feasta is pleased to announce that you can now watch free online video presentations by leading international and national economic experts who spoke at our recent autumn conference : ‘National Strategies for dealing with Ireland’s debt crisis – exploring the options’.
Read more

Keynote address by Marshall Auerback – “Toward a true ‘United States of Europe’ or else Irish Divorce from the Euro”

Oct 18, 2011 Comments Off on Keynote address by Marshall Auerback – “Toward a true ‘United States of Europe’ or else Irish Divorce from the Euro”
Marshall Auerback is a Fellow at Economists for Peace and Security, a Research Associate at the Levy Institute and former Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. [...] About the conference
Read more

Minister Joan Burton – Opening speech for Feasta’s debt emergency conference

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Minister Joan Burton – Opening speech for Feasta’s debt emergency conference

Joan Burton - Opening Speech - National Strategies from Feasta on Vimeo.

Joan Burton is Irish Minister for Social Protection and Labour deputy leader. This speech was given on September 22 2011.
Read more

Fergal O’Brien – Balancing austerity with a growth strategy for the economy

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Fergal O’Brien – Balancing austerity with a growth strategy for the economy
Fergal O'Brien is Head of Economics and Taxation and Chief Economist with the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC). He is a member of the National Statistics Board and represents Irish business on a number of fora at EU level. [...]
Read more

Paul Sweeney – Energy prices, the boom/bust cycle and prospects for global economic growth

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Paul Sweeney – Energy prices, the boom/bust cycle and prospects for global economic growth
Paul Sweeney is the Chief Economist at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He is President of the Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland, a member of the National Competitiveness Council of Ireland and a member of the National Statistics Board and the Ageing Well Network. [...]
Read more

Richard Douthwaite – Energy prices, the boom/bust cycle and prospects for global economic growth

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Richard Douthwaite – Energy prices, the boom/bust cycle and prospects for global economic growth
Richard Douthwaite is an economist, ecologist and writer. He is co-founder of Feasta. He has been a council member of Comhar, the Irish government's national sustainability council and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. [...]
Read more

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev – Adopting a comprehensive approach to dealing with private debt

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev – Adopting a comprehensive approach to dealing with private debt
Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Lecturer in Finance Trinity College, Dublin and Smurfit School of Business, UCD. Head of Research at St Columbanus AG, Non-Executive Member, Investment Committee at GoldCore ltd and an Advisory Board Member (Non-Executive) at HeinzGAM. [...]
Read more

Peter Brown – Debt forgiveness and moral hazard

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Peter Brown – Debt forgiveness and moral hazard
Peter Brown is the main lecturer and Managing Director of the Irish Institute of Financial Trading (IIFT). He is also a financial commentator across various media channels. As Executive Chairman of IIFT, Peter has been at the vanguard of developing training courses for would-be participants of the financial markets. [...]
Read more

Deirdre de Burca – opening remarks on Day 2 of Irish debt crisis conference

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Deirdre de Burca – opening remarks on Day 2 of Irish debt crisis conference
Deirdre de Burca is a former Green Party Senator (2007-2010) and former National Spokesperson for the Green Party on European Affairs. She is a former Green Party Representative on the All Party Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs and its National Delegate on the National Forum for Europe 2002-2007. [...]
Read more

Dan O’Brien – The euro-zone should be saved and Ireland is better off within it

Oct 17, 2011 2 Comments
Dan O'Brien is economics editor of the Irish Times. Before joining the newspaper in June 2010, he was a senior economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information and forecasting arm of The Economist Newspaper Group. In a dozen years in that role he specialised in European affairs and in global trade and investment issues. [...]
Read more

Professor Ray Kinsella – Ireland should pre-empt a break up of the euro-zone and leave on its own terms

Oct 17, 2011 Comments Off on Professor Ray Kinsella – Ireland should pre-empt a break up of the euro-zone and leave on its own terms
Ray Kinsella received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of Hull and PhD from Trinity College Dublin (TCD. He worked as an Economist in the Central Bank of Ireland, and Economic Advisor to the Department of Industry and Commerce. [...]
Read more