We ara back from a Covid-induced pause! Aidan Regan talks with economist, writer, and hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan about his new book, Angrynomics (co-written with friend of the show Mark Blyth). Why do our modern economies produce so many angry people? What are the macro-drivers of public anger and the micro-stressors of private anger? Can policies that look beyond traditional political cleavages and economic orthodoxy help us get out of this mess?
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Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge fund manager, economist, and writer. He has written for Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, and The Economist. He also advises governments and policymakers. He first advocated expanding the tools of central banks to including cash transfers to households in the Financial Times in 2002. In December 2008, he advocated the policy as the most efficient way out of recession post-financial crisis, contributing to a growing debate over the need for ‘helicopter money’.
Aidan Regan is an associate professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD), and director of UCD’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the new political economy of Europe.
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence seeks to advance a critical debate on the new political economy of Europe. We are based at Dublin’s European Institute (DEI) at University College Dublin. The DEI is the oldest and largest university centre for research on European politics in the Republic of Ireland. In this podcast we interview scholars, journalists, policymakers, and activists.
Our focus is on the Centre’s three key research economic governance, democratic legitimacy, and protest and politics across in Europe and further afield. The podcast is recorded and produced by Aidan Regan (presenter), Andrew Fogarty, and Jorge Tamames.