"Taking stock: a conversation on the Irish economy" Economics Network and Alumni Event

Various speakers

Saturday 12th October 2013
4.00 PM Aula Maxima NUI Galway

After 5 years of recession it is a good time to sit back and get a number of perspectives on the immediate and long-term prospects for the Irish economy. The Economics Discipline at NUI Galway is delighted to contribute to this year’s Alumni weekend by hosting a conversation on the Irish Economy at 4pm on Saturday, October 12th at NUI Galway (venue Aula Maxima).

We invite all Alumni with an interest in the Irish economy to attend this event. The speakers will include Alan Ahearne, Head of Economics at NUI Galway and formerly economic advisor to the Minister of Finance. and Tom Boylan whose lectures in economics captivated countless students during his long distinguished career at NUI Galway. They will be joined on the panel by four distinguished Alumni who all studied economics at a postgraduate level at  NUI Galway. Breda O’Sullivan is a Senior Economist at the IDA. Marian Finnegan is Chief Economist at Sherry Fitzgerald. Caeman Wall is Head of Research at Failte Ireland. Stephen Kinsella is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick. The panel will be moderated by Brendan Kennelly from NUI Galway.

We would be particularly delighted if members of the NUI Galway Economics Graduates Network were able to attend. While the topic is serious we hope this event is a light hearted conversation rather than a formal lecture. Audience participation is most welcome and we hope to see many of you there and hear your views on this issue.

Brendan Kennelly, Ger Turley, Deirdre Corcoran