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David McWilliams strives to demystify economics and make the topic accessible to audiences worldwide. David McWilliams is an economist, author, podcaster, journalist, documentarian and broadcaster. He is the founder of the world’s only economics and stand-up comedy festival "Kilkenomics"— described by the Financial Times as "simply, the best economics conference in the world”. He also co-founded the Dalkey Book Festival, Ireland’s largest literary and ideas festival.

McWilliams has written five books, writes a weekly column for the Irish Times  and contributes regularly to the Financial Times. David hosts The David McWilliams Podcast, which aims to make economics uncomplicated and accessible, and creator of Punk Economics, a cartoon series explaining global economic issues. He is an Adjunct Professor of at Trinity College Dublin and ranked sixth most influential economist in the world.

In a previous life, David had a few “real jobs”, working as an economist at the Irish Central Bank, UBS and Banque Nationale de Paris.
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