“It’s the society first, and the economy comes afterwards” On this episode, View From A Small Rock: what does the world’s turbulent political economy look like from our little island on the edge of the Atlantic? Stephen Kinsella is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick. He is Chief Economics Writer for The Currency, and as a columnist with the Sunday Business Post was twice named Economic Commentator of the Year. His research focuses on how we can better understand Ireland’s small open economy, a task of particular importance in the age of pandemics, climate change, global tax reform, and Brexit. On this episode he speaks with Ireland’s Edge founder Muireann Kelliher, where Stephen began by offering his reaction to the performance by Dyrt that we featured on our previous episode.
Stephen Kinsella is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland, Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Research Associate at the Rhodes Centre for International Finance at Brown University. His research uses national accounting data to make better models. He is also interested in the economics of small open economies like Ireland, and health systems research. His research is archived at Orcid and citations, etc., at Google Scholar. He is the Chief Economics Writer for The Currency.news, and was for 4 years a columnist with the Sunday Business Post. He has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Irish Independent. He has twice won Economic Commentator of the Year for my columns.