David McWilliams


David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. David is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world.

He has devoted his entire professional life to the objective of making economics as widely available and easily understandable on as many platforms and to as many people as possible –and is having a laugh doing it.

As well as writing a weekly economics column in the Irish Times, he is active on social media and was named Ireland’s “most influential Twitter user” in 2016. David uses new ways to explain our economic world for example Punk Economics and a new venture with the FT, Punk FT, deploy cartoons to make economics digestible for normal, non-nerdy, punters.

Once upon a time, David had a few real jobs, working extensively in the public and private sectors. He was an economist in the International Relations Department of the Irish Central Bank; Chief European Economist at UBS, Europe’s largest bank; and Head of Emerging Markets Research at Banque Nationale de Paris.

All sessions by David McWilliams

Ireland’s Next Government

03 Nov 2022
19:30- 20:30
The Set Theatre

The David McWilliams Podcast

04 Nov 2022
The Watergate Theatre

Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with David McWilliams

04 Nov 2022
The Ormonde Hotel

The Economics of a United Ireland

04 Nov 2022

Economics of Ulysses and Leopold Bloom

05 Nov 2022
Hole in the Wall

Nassim Taleb: Reflections

05 Nov 2022
14:30 - 15:30
The Watergate Theatre

1922: The Year the Modern World Began

05 Nov 2022
The Watergate Theatre

Caught in a Trap? What do Central Banks Do Next?

05 Nov 2022
The Watergate Theatre