UL lecturer gets €650k to spearhead research into global financial crisis

10 Jun 2013

A series of international research projects led by Dr Stephen Kinsella, a senior lecturer at the Kemmy Business School at UL has received €650,000 in funding.

In what is the largest amount of funding raised by the Kemmy Business School since its foundation in 2009 Dr Kinsella will collaborate with Nobel Laureate Prof Joseph Stigliz through the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York.

The three year research project will study the evolution of debt and demography in European periphery, will develop new models to understand the European economy, and make a direct contribution to policy making in Iceland, where a new model for the country will be developed, funded by Rannis, the Icelandic statistics agency.

“These grants will create an international network of researchers working in the same area with the same tools,” Dr Kinsella said.

“As a consequence of this funding, the University of Limerick will become the world’s largest centre for stock flow consistent modeling.”

Dr Kinsella is a senior lecturer in Economics at the Kemmy Business School, and a Research Fellow at the Geary Institute at UCD. He studies the Irish and European economies.

He has written four books and around 25 journal articles, supervises one post doc, one research assistant, and five PhD students at UL, and UCD, is a weekly columnist for the Irish Independent and regularly briefs the Irish and international print, radio, and TV media on Irisheconomy.ie.

In addition to testimony before Ireland’s parliament, Dr Kinsella has also written policy pieces for publications like the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, and VoxEU.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years