UL hosts conference exploring the wider impact of austerity on society

The Kemmy Business School, UL hosted a conference exploring the impact of austerity on society. ‘Austerity: Economic, Political, and Social Perspectives’.

Speakers include Mark Blyth, Brown University, Jonathan Hopkin, London School of Economics, Niamh Hardiman, University College Dublin, Niamh Hourigan, UCC, John McHale, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Stephen Kinsella, UL and Mary Regan, Political Editor, Irish Examiner among others.

Dr Stephen Kinsella, Kemmy Business School and conference conveyor said; “Austerity is not simply an economic phenomenon—societies experience it in different ways, socially, politically, and geographically. The aim of this event is to bring leading thinkers to probe the complex effects of austerity on the European economies forced to experience it by the global economic crisis.”

The event was live-streamed through the INET and YSI network and shown at the Festival of Economics at the University of Trento with submissions to the panel coming in the form of email questions, tweets, and via facebook.