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Sean Keyes

Sean Keys graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a BA in economics and political science and, in 2009, from University College Dublin with an MA in economics. His MA thesis was on the likely effects of deficient eurozone governance structures.

Should central banks target growth?
Economy

Should central banks target growth?

Central banks should not just aim to put a lid on inflation, but to raise growth and employment too, according to influential new thinking. Seán Keyes…
18 Jan 2013
Make your fortune on the final frontier
Economy

Make your fortune on the final frontier

The next great space race will be led by private companies – the rewards for investors could be astronomical, says Seán Keyes. Here, he tips two pione…
16 Aug 2012
1919: the year another European currency union died
Economy

1919: the year another European currency union died

Almost a century ago, the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the demise of its single currency left devastation and panic in its wake, says S…
16 Jul 2012
The key to a stable financial system: set banks free
Economy

The key to a stable financial system: set banks free

Far from producing a stable financial system, central banks have achieved the exact opposite. So what's the alternative? 'Free banking' - where privat…
19 Jun 2012
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How single cities grow to dominate global finance
Economy

How single cities grow to dominate global finance

Seán Keyes looks at how the world's financial capitals develop, and how power can shift from one place to the next with remarkable ease.
8 May 2012
John Law: the gambler who broke France
Economy

John Law: the gambler who broke France

Those who would meddle with a nation's money supply to ward off default would do well to heed a warning from history. Seán Keyes looks at the troubled…
12 Apr 2012
How capital cities can turn into parasites
Economy

How capital cities can turn into parasites

Capital cities can be key drivers of a nation's economy. But if politics becomes corrupt, they can become huge, bloated parasites, sucking the life ou…
13 Mar 2012
An independent Scotland must abandon the pound
Economy

An independent Scotland must abandon the pound

If Scotland is to leave the union, there can be no half-measures, says Seán Keyes. It must abandon sterling if it is to prosper.
2 Mar 2012
How Britain’s cultural revolution transformed the world
Economy

How Britain’s cultural revolution transformed the world

For thousands of years, the average person lived a short, poverty-riddled existence. Then, in 18th century Britain, living conditions improved beyond …
17 Feb 2012
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The depression you’ve never heard of
Economy

The depression you’ve never heard of

America's depression of 1920-21 was as savage as the Great Depression of the 1930s - but few people have heard of it. However, it can teach us somethi…
31 Jan 2012
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The case for replacing Mervyn King with a robot
Economy

The case for replacing Mervyn King with a robot

Seán Keyes explores market monetarism, where boom and bust really are banished, recession is all in the mind, and central bankers are replaced by mach…
13 Jan 2012