Category: Fiscal policy


Drivers of progressive tax

12/03/2013

A recent OECD report olooks at the progressivity of income tax systems in their 34 member countries. A progressive tax is often simply defined as one …

The Unhelpful Mister Rehn

Tom McDonnell 20/02/2013

Tom McDonnell: Mr. Rehn's recent open letter on fiscal multipliers; the effects of discretionary fiscal consolidation; and the relevance of economic …

Multinational tax avoidance and international responses (1 of 2)

11/02/2013

Ahead of tomorrow’s release by the OECD of what promises to be an interesting report on their plans to address multinational tax avoidance, this …

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 …

Promissory Notes: Any old deal won't do

Tom McDonnell 14/01/2013

Tom McDonnell: There is a real risk that any old deal in advance of the 31 March payment will be hailed as a victory after the failure to get a deal …

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 …

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 …

A long ways to go

Michael Taft 30/07/2012

Michael Taft: It is difficult to come to a judgement on the NTMA bond sale. That we entered the bond market accessing new money is a plus, especially …

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