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“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel García Márquez
Oxfam International cites TrueEconomics in their note on the effects of the crisis on Ireland (here)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb was asked by BBC's Jeremy Paxman whether the people taking to the streets in Athens is a Black Swan Event. He replied: “No. The real Black Swan Event is that people are not rioting against the banks in London and New York.”
"Getting worse more slowly is not the same as getting better", Prof. Brad DeLong
I lecture in Finance in Trinity College, Dublin and in the Smurfit School of Business, UCD. I also serve as the Chairman of Ireland Russia Business Association, and hold non-executive appointment on the Investment Committee of Heinz Global Asset Management, LLC (US).
I am research-active in macroeconomics and finance, as well as economic policy analysis and my academic record can be found on the designated section of my blog.
In the past, I served as the Head of Research and Partner with St Columbanus AG, Head of Macroeconomics (Institute for Business Value, IBM), Director of Research (NCB Stockbrokers), Adviser to the Irish Exporters Association; Group Editor and Director (Business and Finance Publications). I also served as non-executive member on the Investment Committee of Goldcore.
Born in Moscow, Russia, I was educated in the UCLA, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin.
All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect the views or positions of any of my past, present or future employers. Potential conflicts of interest are highlighted in the posts wherever I can reasonably foresee such arising.