October 9, 2013

SAS Young Economist of the Year

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I am delighted to announce a brand new inititaive to find Ireland’s Young Economist of the Year.

Students, want to get a €159 online economics for free? Check out www.sasyoungeconomist.com Also make sure you check out the Facebook and Twitter pages.

2013 begins the search for Ireland’s first SAS Young Economist of the Year. The competition is open to all secondary school students.

This year the SAS Young Economist event will take place at Kilkenomics, the most exciting economics festival in the world, on November 8th 2013, 2pm-3:30pm.

RTE, BBC World Service and Newstalk will be covering this event and it will be a great chance for your school to show the calibre of its students. A great day is guaranteed for both students and teachers!!

On the day David McWilliams will be joined by Dan Ariely, widely tipped as a future Nobel prize-winner, to present prizes.

Also Bill Black a former bank regulator who played a central role in prosecuting the corruption responsible for the Savings and Loans crisis of the late 1980s.

Colm O’ Regan will also bring his own unique brand of humour to the day with Mammynomics ringing many bells for the students.

About Us:

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW.


David McWilliams is one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators. He was the first economist to see that the Irish boom was nothing more than a credit bubble. He is author to four bestselling economics books and broadcaster of award winning documentaries. He writes two weekly columns for the Irish Independent and The Sunday Business Post and is a regular contributor to the Financial Times.


Kilkenomics is Ireland’s only economics festival where economists, financial analysts, journalists, specialists and standup comedians talk about a wide array of current economic issues. Jefferey Sachs, Paul McCulley and Max Keiser as well as many Irish and foreign contributors return year after year to take part in this festival.



  1. hibernian56

    No. 1.

    David, is this ageist, or am I just getting old and grumpy?

    • Hibernian 56 it’s ageist as sure as there’s shite in a goose why didn’t he Leave it open to say over 55s it would be interesting to see older peoples views on this .
      the economics practiced that from 1922 right up to the 60s were sounder than the modern economics that ruined Ireland today . nevertheless it’s good that young people have such a great mentor as David McWilliams,

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