The fast-changing landscape of UK employment

The fast-changing landscape of UK employment

🕔22:19, 7.Dec 2014

    In late October 2014, I spoke in Bristol to give a presentation on Britain’s economic outlook: the trend I had been following was confirmed, as according to the IMF, unemployment figures declined from an average of 7.6% in 2013

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These shops know exactly how you shop – and are changing the way you do it

These shops know exactly how you shop – and are changing the way you do it

🕔23:08, 16.Nov 2014

  As an economist I am regularly asked to speak to corporate audiences about trends in the economy, in the fields of marketing, branding, etc. For the companies that hire me to analyse these developments and present my research in

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Sweet, sweet credit: an explanation behind Morgan Kelly’s terminology

Sweet, sweet credit: an explanation behind Morgan Kelly’s terminology

🕔14:45, 22.Sep 2014

  I was recently speaking at the Economics teachers conference; of course the state of the Irish economy is always a topic for conversation. We reminisced about Morgan Kelly’s comments back in March 2014, and together we discussed what the

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Why do governments borrow money? Can’t they balance their budget like everyone else?!

Why do governments borrow money? Can’t they balance their budget like everyone else?!

🕔11:01, 29.Aug 2014

    A government spends its money on several things: social welfare, public sector wages and capital expenditure (investments in buildings, roads, public facilities etc.). To finance this expenditure, it relies on taxes and other revenues. But as we all

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Is the economy really on the up? The Sunday Business Show with Conall Ó Móráin on Today FM

Is the economy really on the up? The Sunday Business Show with Conall Ó Móráin on Today FM

🕔12:06, 31.Jul 2014

  Is the economy really on the up, or is it just an optical illusion? I answer Conall Ó Móráin’s questions on the Sunday Business Show. Listen to the podcast here.   0:06 Petrol consumption is up 6%, which suggest

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Are we looking at another construction boom in Ireland? The Sunday Business Show with Conall Ó Móráin

Are we looking at another construction boom in Ireland? The Sunday Business Show with Conall Ó Móráin

🕔11:48, 31.Jul 2014

  Conall Ó Móráin interviews me on Today FM about positive signs in the construction sector. They are there indeed, but is there a risk that it might overheat again? Listen to the podcast here.   0:42 Conall lists several signs

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If bubbles are “bad”, why do we let them happen over and over again?!

If bubbles are “bad”, why do we let them happen over and over again?!

🕔12:57, 16.Jul 2014

    An economic bubble is when we let prices go crazily high. We generally can recognize economic bubbles, but often defend them with arguments of “the market has fundamentally changed” or “it’s different this time” or “we’ve learned how to

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Creative Destruction: How this economic principle affects you and how to use it to your advantage (Moncrieff show podcast)

Creative Destruction: How this economic principle affects you and how to use it to your advantage (Moncrieff show podcast)

🕔19:47, 29.May 2014

  During my economics slot with the Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk recently (listen to the podcast here), I discussed the economic principle known as “creative destruction”. Creative destruction is one of the reasons income inequality comes about. How?    

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The economics of coffee – The Moncrieff show interview

The economics of coffee – The Moncrieff show interview

🕔08:58, 23.Apr 2014

  Sean asks me about a fascinating topic: the economics of coffee. Why is coffee priced differently in different places when it costs about the same to produce? And why is it that we’re willing to pay more and stand

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What is quantitative easing, and what problem does it solve? Is it ever possible to create “free money”?

What is quantitative easing, and what problem does it solve? Is it ever possible to create “free money”?

🕔16:06, 31.Mar 2014

  Quantitative easing is a “monetary policy” measure. It is used by central banks in an attempt to stimulate the economy, more precisely to kickstart growth in times of economic sluggishness. But it’s not a panacea and should be used

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