The World's First Economics & Comedy Festival
8 - 11 November 2018
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Welcome to the 9th 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.

We are busy finalizing the programme for November 2018 so please have a look around our new site and make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to hear all Kilkenomics news first!

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Some of Our 2017 Line Up

Our line up goes from strength to strength every year and last year was no exception. We had speakers and comedians from all over the world discussing vital issues such as universal basic income, Bitcoin, Donald Trump, housing, Brexit, Russia, education, greed and much more.

We are looking forward to announcing our 2018 line up soon. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to be first to see this year’s contributors.

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Some nice words about Kilkenomics

“Davos with jokes”

The Australian

“Wildly successful.”

The Guardian

“Laugh, I nearly defaulted!”

The Sunday Tribune