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Dr. Stephen Kinsella



I am Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland, Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Research Associate at the Rhodes Centre for International Finance at Brown University.My research uses national accounting data to make better models. I am also interested in the economics of small open economies like Ireland, and health systems research. My research is archived at Orcid and citations, etc., at Google Scholar. My academic CV is here.I am Chief Economics Writer for The, and was for 4 years a columnist with the Sunday Business Post. I have written for the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Irish Independent. I have twice won Economic Commentator of the Year for my columns.

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Stock Flow Consistent Models, Econometrics, Economic History, Computable Economics

Teaching Interests

Macroeconomics, Economics for Business, Financial Economics

Professional Activities


  • 2016 - Smurfit Business Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 - Excellence in Research Award: Early Career Award


  • 2013 Ordinary Member, American Economic Association
  • 2007 Council Member, Irish Economic Association


  • 2010 New School for Social Research - PhD
  • 2007 NUI, Galway - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2006 New School for Social Research - MPhil
  • 2003 NUI, Galway - MEconSc
  • 2002 Trinity College Dublin - BA (Mod)


  • Launched in 2013, the Centre for Academic Achievement (CAA) provides academic after school courses to high ability primary school children aged 8-12 years from economically disadvantaged areas of Limerick. To-date, approx. 500 students have attended CAA's personal enrichment courses at the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick (UL), including subjects as diverse as animation, medicine, experimental science, architecture, how to make an app, volcanoes and earthquakes, and zoology.

    The programme is run by Dr Stephen Kinsella, the Department of Economics in the Kemmy Business School, in conjunction with the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI) at Dublin City University, in cooperation with Limerick's School Completion Officers.


Book Chapter


Young and Unlimited, Realising Talent: Kemmy Business School's programmes with local schools
Hynes, B., Kinsella, S. and Killian, S
Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME (UK and Ireland)

Other Publication


First Laparoscopy or Active Observation in Acute Non-Specific Abdominal Pain 'The FLO Trial'
Healy, D,Moloney, MC,Saunders, J,Grace, P,Kavanagh, E,Burke, P,Kinsella, S,Walsh, S
Irish journal of medical science

Peer Reviewed Journal


Acute medical Assessment Units: An efficient alternative to in-hospital acute medical care
Watts M., Powys L., Hora C.O., Kinsella S., Saunders J., Reid L., Finucane P.
Irish Medical Journal