The Conversation – Coronavirus shows the dangers of letting market forces govern health and social care

Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, co-leader of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has co-authored a new piece with Prof Marianna Fotaki for The Conversation. The article argues marketisation of health and social care has increased the need for these whistleblowers to protect the common good and need to be supported better. Read the full piece here.

Linking Economic Theory with Sustainable Development and Well-Being Indicators

For sustainable development to be meaningful, it must be achievable and measurable by some reasonably clear metric or metrics. Economists have long recognised that the System of National Accounting aggregates fail to properly measure human well-being. Complements and perhaps alternatives to indicators such as Gross National Income are required. However, the development of sustainability indicators… | Read on »

Call for Submissions – The 20th IFIP Conference e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society

Responsible AI and Analytics for an Ethical and Inclusive Digitised Society 1st – 3rd September 2021 National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland AI, analytics, and ICT in general, create opportunities and unintended or negative consequences for individuals and society. These opportunities and consequences have not been evenly distributed. Despite the many personal, economic, and… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What’s next for commercial rates?

Gerard Turley

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article argues the current pandemic provides the new government an opportunity to rethink commercial rates. What’s next for commercial rates? Many businesses in towns like Sligo who’ve been badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown… | Read on »