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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-varn6-Visualising Stock-Flow-Consistent Models as Directed Acyclic Graphs

-varn7-Paper -varn9-Grantee paper | | Aug 2014 -varn13-

-varn14- We show how every stock-flow consistent model of the macroeconomy can be represented as a directed acyclic graph.

-varn6-Bankers Will Be Let Off the Hook If We Don't Start to Take Ourselves Seriously

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-varn14- How can we contain institutional failure?

-varn6-Why is economic sense so often morally appalling?

-varn7-Article | Aug 20, 2013 -varn13-

-varn14- what is economically correct must always be balanced with what is morally right.

-varn6-There's No Such Thing as a "Shovel Ready" Project

-varn7-Article | Jul 17, 2013 -varn13-

-varn14- The only thing the Minister for Finance needs to do is to push the “money on” button, and all the shovel-holding lads will begin digging immediately.

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-varn6-The Next Generation of New Economic Thinkers

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-varn14- Explore your curiosity in economics in an open and critical community.

-varn6-Austerity Defangs the Celtic Tiger

-varn7-Video | Sep 11, 2014 -varn13-

-varn14- Will the “Celtic Tiger” re-emerge or is Ireland’s recovery stunted by austerity programs?

-varn6-Financial Instability Mini-Documentary

-varn7-Video | Apr 14, 2012 -varn13-

-varn14- Financial stability, or the lack thereof.

-varn6-Irish Crisis Demands New Economic Thinking

-varn7-Video | Nov 28, 2011 -varn13-

-varn14- Most “state of the art” macro models trivialize financial flows and largely neglect the interaction between finance and industry. That is why they failed at predicting and illuminating the collapse of the Irish economy.