John Considine

Lecturer, Department of Economics, University College Cork

John Considine is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, University College Cork. He received his BA (Economics and Computer Science) in 1989 from University College Cork. After completing his M.A. (Economics) in 1991, he joined the Department of Economics, UCC. He completed his Ph.D., on the measurement of the fiscal deficit, under the supervision of Huw Dixon in the University of York. He completed the PostGraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGDTLHE) at UCC in 2008. He has been awarded the President’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching and has published a number of journal articles on the use of humour in teaching. In addition to his research interest in the teaching of economics, Mr Considine’s research interests include the history of economic thought, public finance, and sports economics.

Recent Research by John Considine

— Sep 15, 2016
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 159 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2014 data, Hong Kong is again number one, Canada is tied for fifth, and the United States ranked 16th for the second year in a row.