Tag Archives: financial economists

What gets measured gets managed – so how can we manage research without measuring it?

This is an expanded version of the “Left Field” column published in the Irish Times.Over the last couple of years there has been a growing feeling amongst all stakeholders – government (supposedly representing the people), the administration (Department of Education … Continue reading

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Green Jerseys, False Colours and the Irish Bond Market

There is a most interesting letter (of the Green jersey type) in the Irish Times this morning. It is from a Donal O’Mahony of Shankill and is on the wonderful performance of Irish government bonds. Ireland is truly lucky to have this sage, … Continue reading

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What have the Romans, sorry Researchers, ever done for us?

Another day another paean to applied science… well, a thinly disguised call for more money to go to engineering. Coz, they make stuff y’know, not like basic researchers or heaven help us AHSS (arts, humanities and social sciences) dabblers. After … Continue reading

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Tumbleweed time in the Irish Stock Exchange

So the Irish Stock Exchange held  a conference  with EI on why companies should consider floating . As Simon Carswell says, its now time for the ISE to think long and hard about what it is it wants to be. One … Continue reading

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A journal editor seeks your views…

So, I today signed off on the agreement to be the new editor of another Elsevier journal, International Review. Of Financial Analysis (IRFA). It's a pretty decent journal, ranked in the top 40 by a recent study; it was ranked … Continue reading

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Asset allocation in Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Europe

Mercers each year publish a DB survey, which I get a copy of. The 2012 results are quite interesting, not least from an Irish perspective. They survey over 1300 plans, covering 600b plus assets in europe as a whole. First, Irish plans show … Continue reading

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Value at Risk – the construct

Originally posted on reszatonline:
International and European banking supervisors are allowing banks to rely on their own internal Value-at-Risk (VaR) models to calculate their capital requirements. However, many observers who do not belong to the inner circle of financial analysts…

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A week in higher education

This is an expanded and linked version of the column “My Education Week” which appears each Tuesday in the Irish Times. This week is Trinity Week, culminating in the Trinity Ball, which means teaching semester is over. Which, if one … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Compact and Ireland

I was asked to address the Oireachtas Subcommittee on European Affairs on the issue of the Fiscal Compact, and did so this morning (18 May 2012). Below is the briefing note which I forwarded to the members. We were asked … Continue reading

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What if Ireland Defaults?

Well, if you want to know the answer to that question you will have to buy my new book, which contains a bunch of essays. Contributors include: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Constantin Gurdgiev, Megan Greene, Seamus Coffey and  Stephen Kinsella … Continue reading

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