Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella


Associate Professor of Economics, Kemmy Business School @UL. Senior Fellow, @GovernmentUoM. Hub leader @rebuildmacro.

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If you were in charge of redesigning your undergraduate course, what's the one thing you'd change, and why? Change anything, from entry through to what's taught, how it is taught, how you learn, facilities, social stuff, exams, work experience, the lot.

I read a lot about the future of unions for @TheCurrency_  piece on unions. I came across many examples of unions progressing, doing new things, and giving the lie to the idea they are a fading force. How they cope post COVID will-I think-define them.

One cool reading is this set of case studies from around the world, which feature in the piece.

Fascinating piece on the lifestyle of Homer and the Simpsons, which probably wouldn't be possible on Homer's salary in 2021.

Progress in rapid COVID testing, with a result in 12 mins. It's still amazing to me that this time last year COVID was just getting going in communities in China. Since then we've produced several usable vaccines to it, and now this, rolling out in NI now:

Here's a useful blog on what worked in Israel: keep it very simple and get to healthcare workers and the old first. Vaccinate entire buildings, not worker categories. Of course predicated on lots of supply.

Read Educated, autobiography from a deeply religious family where mental health issues shaped childhood traumas. She reflects on the process of being educated, what it means to use education to transform yourself & how important teachers like David Runciman are. Recommend.

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A long piece, excellent and quite funny in places, where the authors read 2500+ papers discussing what’s wrong with social science and how to fix it.

This is such a good piece by @tom_hubert . Meticulously researched, with great graph, it looks at the revenue shortfall from PPP-d roads caused by COVID. Sounds boring until you realise you, the taxpayer, might meet that shortfall, which could be €100m.

Our @OECD  Working Paper is out: We know there’s an issue between the market power of big and small firms. Big firms tend to have more of it, and the gaps are increasing over time. Digitisation might be playing a role. But what role? Threeaaad 👇👇

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When it comes to #COVID19 , keeping your distance is #KeepingPeopleSafe . See below.

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Lots of people will be doing microeconomics exams about now. Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the major concepts. Not sure who created it so if you know, reply and I’ll tag them.

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End of an era--Chuck Feeney's Atlantic Philanthropies ends its work. Impossible to overstate the impact Feeney's generosity has had on Ireland and especially higher education here.

People angry today & demanding accountability for #golfgate . Only reason we know about it is @aoifegracemoore  & @PTHosford  @irishexaminer . Another ex. of why journalism matters & you need to pay for it with your money. Journalism is the creation of consequences for the powerful.

This deserves as much of an audience as possible. It is focused on medical issues but the lessons it teaches go beyond that. Would love to see one for public policy, for example. Could be an @anniewestdotcom ⁩ special.

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This is so, so important when thinking about #COVID19 . Your behaviour, my behaviour, our behaviour today can save lives in 14 days’ time.

Well done @DrLucyRogers , what a cool video to help explain why soap helps kill #Covid19 . Doing this experiment with my kids today.

Each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to stop the #COVID19  spread. Remember the lag involved is 14 days. We are all working to keep the numbers heading to hospital down in 2 weeks’ time. That’s the goal we have to get to together.

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Thanks to @MarianRTE  for inviting me on. My tone was more aggressive than usual, apologies. I simply couldn’t let the statement around suspending human rights go unchallenged. is a #COVID19crisis . We do what we must for each other. That doesn’t cost us our rights.

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