Category: Fiscal policy


Stimulus package amid pandemic could transform Ireland for the better

Paul Sweeney 23/07/2020

The stimulus package to be announced by the Government this week will be transformative. It could transform Ireland into a better place in which to live and work. It could help firms recover, bring us a single-tier health system and end the housing crisis. But it could also sink the economy under a mountain of debt. The cost undoubtedly will be …



Let's Talk About Pensions

Rosheen Callender 15/06/2020

The Current Pensions Outlook: At a time when so many of us have been hoping to see some new thinking and new directions – on sustainable …

Covid-19, Millennials, and Generation Y'rs

Amie Lajoie 11/06/2020

This post is taken from the introduction of our latest social listening project "Stories of the Pandemic: The Experiences of Millenials and …

Commission proposes European Recovery Fund as part of revised 2021-2017 MFF

Alan Matthews 05/06/2020

-This blog first appeared on on Capreform.eu on 2 June, 2020.   The stakes for the European Union have never been higher. In a year when the …

Are we all MMTers now?

Robert Sweeney 01/06/2020

  The onset of Co-vid 19 has been met with massive intervention by public authorities around the world. Central banks in particular have …

Covid-19 and Economic Policy

Shana Cohen 19/05/2020

The long-term impact of Covid-19 Three seemingly distinctive trends have emerged from this period: high unemployment rates and financial distress, …

The EU’s Inane Fiscal Rules are finally relaxed

Paul Sweeney 18/03/2020

At last, the inane Fiscal Rules are to be relaxed. It took the Covid19 crisis to force this action by the EU leadership. In a recent blog I set out …

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