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Kilkenomics Festival

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The official App for Ireland's First Economics Festival.

This app will be you guide to all you need to know about Kilkenomics -

- Who are the contributors?
- When are they speaking?
- Where are the Venues?
- How do I Get there?
- What are they saying - the facebook and twitter feeds to keep you right up to date.
- Push notifications - be in the "know" as to who and where it's at...get immediate updates as to where all the action is happening so you can be in the right place at the right time...

Kilkenomics - Europe's first economics festival - brings together some of the world's leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We've been called "Davos with jokes" and we wouldn't disagree with that assessment.

The standups put the economists under the spotlight to talk through crucial issues such as the prospects for the Irish economy in 2014, what happens after the Troika leaves, what's happening with the global economy and whether Ireland is experiencing another property bubble. There's more intriguing talks too on issues like the economics of sport, behavioural economics with one of the world's leading experts, Dan Ariely; and also the economics of the Game of Thrones TV series. Our informal, entertaining formats invite our audiences to engage and enjoy. As we like to say: it's serious, but it's fun too!

We're now six weary years into the global financial and economic crisis and there are tentative signs of recovery, putative green shoots and even modest growth in places. There is of course difference of opinion as to whether these are real or illusory and some warn that we could face a double dip recession and sluggish growth for a decade or more to come.

We're moving into a new phase now, having taken stock and calmly and carefully examined the solutions. Jump into Kilkenomics now and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight we hope can help us all make smart choices for our futures, inform and entertain yourselves.