Professor of Economics at University College Dublin.
600 fans at the Northern Ireland v Austria football match. Great to see the kinds of things that can happen when you do well in containing the virus. (Sarcasm font).
This week in live online lecturing. On Tuesday, I couldn't be seen or heard in our online classroom. Managed to get everyone to switch over to Zoom but lost 10 minutes. On Thursday, I set the wrong time for the session and accidentally "locked out" most of the students. The joys!
Match of the day tells me Palace-Brighton is a “derby game”. Google maps says their stadiums are 46 miles apart. How is it a derby game?
A question for banking\monetary policy Twitter. There has been a huge spike in currency in circulation in the US. Why?
Hovering between relief and disgust at the agreed deal. I think this from Munchau summarises the key issue now.
BBC news appear to have essentially ignored Davis's admission on the sectoral studies. Not only are the days when ministers had to resign for repeatedly lying about crucially important information are long gone -- the British press actively thinks it just doesn't matter.