Category: Europe


Remote scenarios?

14/06/2012

Consider the following scenario. After a victory by the left-wing Syriza party, Greece’s new government announces that it wants to renegotiate the …

Paul de Grauwe on the need for action

Paul Sweeney 12/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: With all the events happening in Europe and the lack of leadership by the Prime Ministers, Finance Ministers, the economic Commissioner …

The crisis in Greece and arms purchases

James Stewart 31/05/2012

Jim Stewart: Recent comments by the Head of the IMF (Christine Lagarde, Guardian Newspaper 26th May) in laying the blame for the crisis in Greece on …

How bad is Greece?

Rory O'Farrell 27/05/2012

Rory O'Farrell: Government deficits can be broken down into two parts: interest payments and the 'primary balance'. The primary balance includes …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: It's the economy, stupid

Arthur Doohan 17/05/2012

Arthur Doohan: "...most of the people ...were unhappy… Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned …

So what do the markets think?

16/05/2012

The victory of Francois Hollande in the French Presidential contest provides a further insight into the operation of the bond markets. It is …

Eurozone crisis: Updated version of Varoufakis' and Holland's 'Modest Proposal'

15/05/2012

Yanis Varoufakis and Stuart Holland have reworked their 'Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis'. Click here for Version 3.0.

European Monetary Union: Doomed to fail or just another stepping stone?

Tom McDonnell 14/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: With talk of a Greek exit from the Euro now being treated seriously it can be informative to consider past experiences with monetary …

Are things getting better, or worse?

Michael Burke 11/05/2012

Michael Burke: The EU Commission Spring 2012 economic forecasts have just been published. It is likely that the downgrading of current growth …

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Nat O'Connor

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …

James Stewart

Dr James Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research …

Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …