Stephen Kinsella is a lecturer in economics at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. He studied for his BA at Trinity College, Dublin, was awarded his first PhD at the National University of Ireland, Galway under K. Vela Velupillai, and studied for a second PhD at the New School for Social Research in New York under E.J. Nell. He is interested in Irish public policy, macroeconomics, and has published in health economics and written on the teaching of economics. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Guardian, and blogs regularly at

Stephen has written or edited four books: Ireland in 2050: How we will be Living, in 2009, Understanding Ireland’s Economic Crisis: Prospects for Recovery, 2010 (with Tony Leddin), Quick Win Economics, 2011, and Computable Economics, 2011 (with K.Vela Velupillai and Stefano Zambelli). He has also written a number of journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews.

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Why Austerity Theory is the Economist's Atomic Bomb

Article | Jul 9, 2013

Economic theories are powerful things, to be used and misused. Those who write economic theory and do economic policy need to be aware of the consequences of what they are doing.

Modeling Moments of Crisis: The Case of Ireland

Paper Grantee paper | | Nov 2012

Ireland has experienced a series of interlocking banking, fiscal, unemployment and political crises since 2007.

Conventions and the European Periphery

Paper Grantee paper | | Nov 2012

The European periphery is qualitatively dierent from the core.

Method to simultaneously determine stock, flow, and parameter values in large stock flow consistent models

Paper Grantee paper | | Jun 2012

Stock flow consistent macroeconomic models suffer from the lack of a coherent estimation method due to the complicated nature of the modeling process.

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