Kilkenomics: A Festival Where the ‘Dismal Science’ Meets Comedy – an article at Knowledge@Wharton

Kilkenomics: A Festival Where the ‘Dismal Science’ Meets Comedy – an article at Knowledge@Wharton

Economics is often called the “dismal science.” For the past three years, though, an unusual event in Ireland has been trying in its own way to change that impression. Held in the scenic town of Kilkenny, Kilkenomics is an economic festival that brings economists, businesspeople and finance executives together with stand-up comics. The result is a highly irreverent but insightful dialog, according to the festival’s co-founders, Richard Cook and David McWilliams. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with the people behind Kilkenomics to see what makes the festival tick.

(this article was published at Knowlegde@Wahrton on 27.2.13)

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