Category: Fiscal policy


The effects of an investment stimulus

Rory O'Farrell 20/07/2012

Rory O'Farrell: The idea of an investment stimulus got a boost this week. Though people may disagree over the extent to which this is 'new money', it …

Euro Crisis, Causes and Solutions

Tom McDonnell 03/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Despite the developments at last week's EU summit we remain a long, long way from a successful resolution of the Euro crisis. My own …

Innovation value for money

David Jacobson 22/06/2012

David Jacobson: In yesterday’s Irish Times (Business and Technology supplement) there is a good-news story about Science Foundation Ireland’s …

The ESRI Quarterly and 'The Small Open Economy'

Michael Burke 20/06/2012

Michael Burke: The latest ESRI Quarterly deals very briefly with the issue of economic stimulus. ‘We would be very cautious about a domestic …

The advocates of austerity are now calling for growth

Paul Sweeney 20/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: When all of the advocates of austerity are now calling for growth as well as more cuts, is it no wonder the public is confused? The …

Innovation policy and perfomance in Ireland

Sinéad Pentony 14/06/2012

Sinéad Pentony: TASC hosted its second lunchtime seminar yesterday. Professor David Jacobson examined the issue of innovation policy and performance …

The Costs of Working in Ireland

Nat O'Connor 13/06/2012

Nat O'Connor: The ESRI withdrew a working paper today. The Irish Times reported that this was "unprecedented". However, another ESRI report (on waste …

Guest post by Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Restoring sustainable competitiveness

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley, Adrian Devitt 11/06/2012

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Competitiveness is one of the most abused terms in modern economics, meaning many different things to …

Has the State any Business in Business?

Sinéad Pentony 30/05/2012

Sinéad Pentony: TASC held its first lunchtime seminar yesterday. Paul Sweeney considered the question - ‘Has the State any business in …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Alicja Bobek

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

James Stewart

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