The Future of Jobs

. As you travel to the office each day, look around at all the people that are working. Watch the delivery vans, the bus and train drivers, the postal workers, the coffee baristas etc. Now contemplate whether their jobs may be Read More…

Isaac Newton and Bitcoin

Falling off the Shoulder of Giants The recent plunge in the global stock markets have given a reminder to all investors that ‘stocks may fall as well as rise’. It is a message that is seemingly forgotten every day and Read More…

Ireland – European champions!

Economics is often dismissed as the dismal science. So here’s a bit of good news for us to ponder. Guess which euro zone country enjoys the highest real median income levels? Ireland does, according to think tank Publicpolicy.ie. The Eurostat Read More…

After The Boom Comes The Bust

  Professor Frank Barry recently presented an interesting paper looking back at the debate in the 1990s on Ireland joining the euro single currency project. He presented his paper at a recent meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society Read More…

Equities: Should we be buying or selling?

  US economic growth looks like it will remain firm over the next 12 months, but will then begin to slow from its above-trend pace as the economy runs out of spare capacity. Fiscal stimulus, by the time it is Read More…

Only in the foothills of currency danger

Economic growth expectations have been revised sharply downwards since the UK voted to exit the European Union. The asset manager Fulcrum has revised its 2017 British growth forecast down by 1.7% and for the eurozone down by 0.6% of GDP. Read More…