KILKENOMICS
The World's First Economics & Comedy Festival
7 - 10 November 2019
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Friday 8th Nov
Saturday 9th Nov
Sunday 10th Nov

Samantha Power: THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign...
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Samantha Power
Colm O’Regan

Dan Ariely in conversation with David McWilliams

We are delighted to welcome the wonderfully erudite, best-selling author, behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely back to Kilkenomics for our 10th edition. Dan is a unique talent, a brilliant thinker...
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Dan Ariely
David McWilliams

Democracy to Dictatorship: How to Lose a Country

Don’t miss a cracking bill of Yanis Varoufakis and Turkish writer and journalist Ece Temelkuran as they discuss how both populism and nationalism can march fully-formed into government; including pressing...
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Ece Temelkuran
Yanis Varoufakis
Konstantin Kisin

1931: Debt, Crisis and the Rise of Hitler

Swiss historian Tobias Straumann’s new book focuses on the moment when the fragile political and financial order restored after the first world war came apart. We commonly view the Wall...
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Tobias Straumann

Paul Krugman in conversation with David McWilliams Sold Out

Making his hugely-anticipated Kilkenomics debut, economics Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics and an...
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Paul Krugman
David McWilliams

Have we reached peak capitalism?

Peak or late stage capitalism has brought us a brand selling jeans with fake mud; “smart” water selling for €12 a litre and one person – Jeff Bezos – having...
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Paul Krugman
Mehreen Khan
Andrew Maxwell
Liam Halligan
Linda Yueh

The Great British Break-off

This show will take place a week after Boris Johnson’s pledge to take Britain out of the EU. So, either our panel will be picking over the bones of a...
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Yanis Varoufakis
Joris Luyendijk
Konstantin Kisin
Mehreen Khan
Dearbhail McDonald
Liam Halligan

Central Banking in the 21st Century – Andy Haldane in conversation with David McWilliams.

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England in conversation with David McWilliams on Central Banking in the 21st Century. Price: €25.00
Andy Haldane
David McWilliams

Jargon Busting

Another of our fastest-selling shows at Kilkenomics, Jargon Busting returns for 2019. We are delighted to welcome the return of the hugely popular and greatly enjoyable mash-up of comedy and...
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Karl Spain

The Langton’s Brunch hosted by Andrew Maxwell

Consistently the fastest-selling shows at Kilkenomics, our Sunday brunches return with world-class panelists and razor-sharp comedians divining the entrails of the newspapers and ruminating on the events of the weekend...
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Andrew Maxwell

The Ormonde Brunch hosted by Gerry Stembridge

Consistently the fastest-selling shows at Kilkenomics, our Sunday brunches return with world-class panelists and razor-sharp comedians divining the entrails of the newspapers and ruminating on the events of the weekend...
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Gerard Stembridge

WELCOME TO THE 10TH KILKENOMICS FESTIVAL.

Welcome to the 10th edition of Kilkenomics, the world’s first economics and comedy festival, which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest stand up comedians.

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Our 2019 Line Up

Our line up goes from strength to strength every year and this year is no exception. We are delighted to welcome two of the world’s top economists who will be joining us for our tenth edition of Kilkenomics.

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7-10 NOVEMBER 2019

KILKENNY, IRELAND

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KILKENOMICS

The Wold's First Economics & Comedy Festival

7-10 November 2019

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