Category: Economics


The difference a welfare state makes

James Wickham 13/10/2016

James Wickham: Two charts that tell very different stories about inequality in Ireland today… Both charts show the Gini coefficient of income …

Corporate Social Responsibility -the first casualty in Apple ‘truth fight’

Colm O'Doherty 17/09/2016

Colm O'Doherty: Viewed through a Corporate Social Responsibility lens the behaviour of the Irish State and Apple does not stand up to scrutiny. …

On Apple tax, State must side with its citizens

Paul Sweeney 05/09/2016

Paul Sweeney: It is widely agreed that globalisation has bought immense benefits. But it is also recognised that these benefits are not equally …

London on the Liffey? Some impacts of the relocation of financial services jobs to Dublin

James Wickham 21/08/2016

James Wickham: Post-Brexit it is widely believed that Ireland will benefit from the relocation of some financial services employment from London to …

The “Sharing” Economy is based on a Fissured Workplace

Paul Sweeney 10/08/2016

Paul Sweeney: Uber and Airbnb are not the Sharing Economy. Instead, they represent a rapid increase in the “Fissured Workplace”. This …

Has the OECD abandoned its neo-liberal taxation policies?

Paul Sweeney 27/07/2016

Paul Sweeney: The OECD has relentlessly pursued a neo-liberal taxation policy. It seldom uses the word taxation without the appendage “burden” …

In this Programme – “There’s One for Everyone in the Audience.”

26/05/2016

Paul Sweeney: This Programme for government is quite different from previous programmes. It is 160 pages where is the last programme was a mere 60. …

Economic Inequality: Frequently Asked Questions

Cormac Staunton 27/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: Since launching our report Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequality in Ireland we have received a number of questions from a wide …

Thomas Piketty in The Financial Times and Tax Transparency

Nat O'Connor 26/05/2014

Nat O'Connor: It's an old stereotype that you can tell who are the serious left-wing economists by whether or not they read The Financial Times. The …

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Alicja Bobek

Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …

Nat O'Connor

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