Irish Economics Podcast


#16: The Property Market - Dr. Ronan Lyons (TCD)

Season 2, Ep. 4

I am joined today by Dr. Ronan Lyons to speak about the Irish Property market. Ronan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, with research interests in housing markets, urban economics, and economic history. You may also know Ronan from his work with Daft, where he is responsible for many of their pieces of economic analysis.

Ronan brings us through the important factors to bear in mind when thinking about Irish property markets, we discuss how these issues have affected the Irish market over the past 20 years. We touch on social housing, Airbnb, working from home and of course, COVID19. Ronan also gives us some sage advice on how to approach home buying. 

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#18: Artificial Intelligence - Jonathan Ruane (MIT)

Season 2, Ep. 6
This week we have a departure from the usual COVID related topics. In this episode I am joined by Jonathan Ruane, a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and adjunct at TCD.Jonathan and I discuss the impact Artificial intelligence may have on the global economy. We go through the disruptive technologies of AI and machine learning, introduce them for those unfamiliar and discuss how these technologies may develop. This is something I find fascinating myself as projections range from something akin to science fiction right up to something similar to disruptive technologies that we have seen already such as the Model T or the internet.We delve into how these technologies might affect the economy and even veer off into related discussions about a just transition and universal basic income.This episode was recorded many months ago in a pre-COVID world. I met Jonathan in Dublin over the Christmas break before social distancing was part of our vocabulary.If you enjoyed this or any other episode, please give us a rating on apple podcasts. You can scroll down now while reading and hit five stars if you have an iPhone. Reviews are really heavily weighted on the apple chart algorithm I’ve come to realise - we always seem to climb the charts when we get a few reviews! So thanks to all who have given us five stars to date. It really means a lot.If you would like to support: