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Wednesday 22nd March


5.30pm  TALK: Robert McDowell -Sure Half the Lies I Tell Aren’t True -

Ireland`s Political Economy since William Petty”.

Summerhall Red Lecture Theatre, Free entry.


Robert McDowell


Irish History is often relegated to a sub-text of British History and is insufficiently understood in the wider and comparative context of Europe and beyond. The best answers to big questions are often paradoxes.This short talk will reprise major questions and the surprising findings in studies undertaken since WW2. The talk will finish with a summary of current challenges, risks and opportunities.

Robert McDowell, b. Belfast, studied macro-economics at Cambridge, was in the Cambridge Economic Policy Group and successor groups of international economists. He is director of Summerhall, Edinburgh.