Category Archives: Uncategorized
I have created a new page here which is a resource page for Behavioural Economics (or its illiterate off-shoot Behavioral Economics ). Primarily for the benefit of my students, you may find it interesting or useful.
For various reasons, mostly health related, this blog was no more, it had ceased to be. However in a characteristic change of mind I have decided to revive it. So I will start posting here again. I’m not sure how … Continue reading
Irish readers may remember a story that broke in April about a teenage girl who was not allowed enroll in a school in Tipperary because she was pregnant and subsequently because she was a single mother. See my posts here … Continue reading
Often in discussions about the economy, particularly the labour market, reference is made to the “average industrial wage” as some sort of benchmark. For example Sinn Fein TD’s (members of the lower house of parliament in Ireland) restrict themselves to … Continue reading
The UCD School of Economics is hiring a one year teaching fellow for period September 1 2012 to August 31 2013. Salary €32k. It would be ideal position for someone nearly completing or just completed a PhD. Application can only … Continue reading
There are funded graduate research opportunities in environmental economics, climate change & smart cities at the Earth Institute in University College Dublin . See here for details.
In a recent post I looked at the trend in pro-immigrant sentiment in Ireland using five waves of European Social Survey data between 2002 and 2010. It showed a significant decline in pro-immigrant sentiment over latter half of period. The … Continue reading
In a post last December, I used the European Social Survey to explore some of the determinants of people’s attitudes to immigrant.It used the first 4 waves of the European Social Survey (2002,04,06,08). While I was largely focused on the … Continue reading
Like any decent person you are despondent about how Manchester United were today cruelly denied their 20th Premiership victory, losing at the last minute to their noisy neighbours Manchester City on goal difference. Given that Man City haven’t won the … Continue reading
Here is another sequence 1, 339, 239, 20010 The blog is one year old, there have been 339 posts, 239 comments and 20,010 views.