At The Margin


#29: Econ. History & COVID-19; Measuring Sustainability - Dr. Eoin McLaughlin (UCC)

Season 2, Ep. 17

Today I am joined by Dr. Eoin McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer at UCC. Eoin’s work has covered economic history and environmental sustainability. We discuss how his research on the Spanish flu can help us better understand COVID death counts and how his work on Irish land bonds can better help us understand the recent debate surrounding Eurobonds/Coronabonds.

We also discuss ways to measure welfare through time while taking sustainability into account.

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