Top economists to attend Richard Cantillon forum at IT Tralee

Published 23/01/2013 | 13:58

Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee (right) and Mr Eamonn O'Reilly, CEO-North and East Kerry Development

SOME of the leading figures from the world of Irish and international politics, finance and economics are due to visit Tralee in April for a major two day seminar on economics and entrepreneurship.

The Richard Cantillon forum takes place at IT Tralee on April 11 and 12 and will see entrepreneurs, economists and business people from across Ireland gather to discuss new ideas and strategies for the future growth of business in the country and farther afield.

Among those who have agreed to address the forum are keynote speakers including Former Tánaiste and AIB Public Interest Director Dick Spring, Fiona Muldoon from the Central Bank, Jerry Dwyer of the Federal reserve Bank of Atlanta, Thomas Malloy of the Irish Independent, Dónal Donovan from the Irish Fiscal Council, Dexter Whitfield a Professor at the University of Adelaide, RTE's David Murphy and economist Constantin Gurdgiev or Trinity College. A range of Kerry businesses are also due to participate in the event which has been organised by IT Tralee, North and East Kerry Development and the Kerry County Enterprise Board with support from AIB, The South West Regional Authority and Tralee's Ballygarry Hotel.

The two day forum will be hosted by IT Tralee President Dr Oliver Murphy. The event is named in honour of Ballyheigue born pioneer and founding father of modern economics Richard Cantillon who is famed for his views on economic thinking and the role of the entrepreneur in society.

The event, which organisers stress is an open forum not a conference, is open to anyone with an interest in economics, entrepreneurship and current affairs and tickets for the various discussions are available at m.

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