Economist to lead landmark EU study
A LEADING economist has been awarded €650,000 to fund international research into the global financial crisis.
University of Limerick (UL) lecturer and Irish Independent columnist Dr Stephen Kinsella will lead research aimed at learning from the crisis as well as examining the future growth of the EU.
Dr Kinsella, of the Kemmy Business School, will collaborate with New York-based Nobel Laureate, Professor Joseph Stiglitz as part of the research.
The three-year project will study the evolution of debt and demography in the European periphery and develop new models to understand the European economy.
The €650,000 grant is the largest received at the Business School in four years. Dr Kinsella said: "As a consequence of this funding, UL will become the world's largest centre for stock flow consistent modelling."