Category: Economics


The Star Pupil

21/02/2013

Social Europe Journal has a caustic analysis of the narrative that Ireland has been in some way a star pupil and success story here. Meanwhile, …

New CEPR paper on the contribution of IMF recommendations to the ongoing crisis in Europe

30/01/2013

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. has published a paper examining the policy recommendations made by the IMF to …

Comparison of EU Bank Bailouts

16/01/2013

Michael Taft uses Eurostat data here to compare the 'direct' impacts on General Government Deficits caused by the EU's numerous bank bailouts. In …

Launch of NERI Quarterly Economic Observer/Facts

09/01/2013

The NERI has published, today, its fourth Quarterly Economic Observer (QEO) along with the latest Quarterly Economic Facts (QEF). A link to the full …

Open debate on paying the promissory notes - the long countdown

Tom McDonnell 13/12/2012

Tom McDonnell: Various official sources (including Ministers) have been making the claim in recent days that the 2012 promissory note to the IBRC …

Clamping Down on Tax Injustice—Sharing the Price of Austerity

Daragh McCarthy 03/12/2012

Daragh McCarthy: On Wednesday, the EU’s tax commissioner will outline a set of proposals aimed at reducing the level of tax evasion and aggressive …

Making Equality Count—the Case for Budgetary Impact Assessments

Clara Fischer 29/11/2012

Clara Fischer: Ireland’s next budget is only around the corner, and people all over the country are bracing themselves for what is set to be …

The Default Option - Cancelling the Odious Debt

Tom McDonnell 14/11/2012

Tom McDonnell: We have seen again in the last few days that the troika are a not a monolith. They disagree quite fundamentally on many issues. It is …

Jobs and credit crises call for clear policy response

17/10/2012

Michael O'Sullivan (author of Ireland and the Global Question) has written a lucid article on what's required for job creation in today's Irish …

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Alicja Bobek

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Paul Sweeney

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