Kilkenomics returns to Marble City for 10th anniversary
By COLIN BARTLEY
ONE of the highlights of Kilkenny’s festival calendar is coming back for its 10th edition and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Kilkenomics, the world’s first economics and comedy festival, brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators alongside some of the funniest, stand-up comedians, will this year run from November 7 to November 10.
What started as a way to make sense of the 2008 economic crash has turned into the Kilkenomics festival as we know it today.
This year’s event welcomes two of the world’s top economists in Yanis Varoufakis and Justin Wolfers.
Yanis Varoufakis became Greek Finance Minister when Syriza swept to power in 2015. He resigned his position later that year. Since then Varoufakis has written several books on game theory, microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Justin Wolfers is a professor of public policy and economics. He also serves as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, and is a research associate with the National Bureau for Economic Research. Wolfers is also a contributing columnist with the New York Times.
Other economists of note to grace the festival are Vikas Nath, Stephanie Kelton, Simon Kuper and Roula Khalaf.
Irish economist David McWilliams makes an appearance, alongside Irish comedians Colm O’Regan, Kevin Gildea and Alison Spittle amoung others.
For more information visit: Kilkenomics.com.