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Webinar Spotlight on COVID-19 and Gender Pay Gap

One of the key reasons that we decided to run the Positive Economics webinar series (with exports, housing and Brexit so far) is that it’s such a dynamic subject, it can be difficult for students and teachers to keep up with all that’s changing in the world. Therefore, as a practising economist, I can help them out. If there was ever Read more about Webinar Spotlight on COVID-19 and Gender Pay Gap[…]

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Positive Economics Webinar: Spotlight on Housing

In 2020, the government expects to spend €2.56 billion on housing and this is more than double the amount spent during the year of our IMF bailout when €1.08 billion was spent in the same area. It’s super easy to find these figures using the “Where your Money Goes” web site. One can navigate it easily Read more about Positive Economics Webinar: Spotlight on Housing[…]

How much does it cost to change money from euro to another currency?

Listen to this post as a podcast. If you go on holiday to Spain or Portugal, you can use euros to buy goods and services. However, when you go to the UK or China, then you will need the currency that they use in their respective country. In order to get notes or coins, you Read more about How much does it cost to change money from euro to another currency?[…]

Our FaceBook Live Event – A Brexit update, super productive economic resources and time management in exams

The full video is available right here from our Positive Economics co-author, Susan Hayes Facebook Live Q&A event. You can click this link to register for the next one focusing on housing. We got good engagement and feedback from teachers who joined our Facebook Live event. Some comments below. Below is a range of resources Read more about Our FaceBook Live Event – A Brexit update, super productive economic resources and time management in exams[…]

On average, people are earning more in Ireland – what does that mean?

Listen to this post as a podcast. According to the CSO, people in Ireland are earning more. As you can see from this chart, for every €100 that people were earning per week last year on average, they’re earning €103.50 per week this year. Further, the average wage today in Ireland is €745.09. Now, that’s Read more about On average, people are earning more in Ireland – what does that mean?[…]

More flights between Ireland and the US!

Listen to this post as a podcast. More flights between Ireland and the US! In the news today, Independent.ie noted that Aer Lingus is planning a record number of translantic seats. This means that our national airline has the highest number of seats available ever for people who are travelling for Ireland to the United Read more about More flights between Ireland and the US![…]

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What is the impact of the fall in the value of sterling since Brexit?

On 23rd June 2016, one pound bought €1.30. Today, as of the time of writing, one pound buys €1.11. I sought this chart from https://moneyweek.com/prices-news-charts/gbpeur/. Also, as a quick tip, if you ever want to find an exchange rate super fast, simply enter the two currency codes without spaces into Google directly. For example, if Read more about What is the impact of the fall in the value of sterling since Brexit?[…]