Category: Fiscal policy


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 …

Will the Fiscal Treaty Cost Us?

Michael Taft 08/05/2012

Michael Taft: Will the Fiscal Treaty – in particular, the notorious structural deficit rule – require additional austerity? John McHale of the …

The Fiscal Compact - crisis resolution?

Tom McDonnell 03/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: Sebastian Dullien has a useful piece on the Fiscal Compact over at the Social Europe Journal. Sebastian correctly argues that none of …

Terrence McDonough on the Fiscal Treaty

02/05/2012

IRELAND MAY well need a second bailout after 2013. And as treaties are currently worded, a No vote on the fiscal compact treaty will forbid us from …

The ECB and the Forthcoming Referendum

Jim Stewart 26/04/2012

Jim Stewart: A recent speech delivered by Mr Asmussen (Executive Director of the ECB) at a seminar organised by the IIEA in Dublin (The Irish Case …

Ireland's financing alternatives - the EFSF

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 24/04/2012

Tom McDonnell and Michael Taft: In our first post, we outlined some of Ireland’s financing alternatives; namely through the IMF and the European …

Power, Trust and the Household Charge

Sheila Killian 16/04/2012

Sheila Killian: This afternoon Erich Kirchler gave a very interesting seminar here at the Kemmy Business School on the factors that affect taxpayer …

The clouding effect of international tax avoidance

Sheila Killian 05/04/2012

Sheila Killian: In the Central Bank’s most recent Quarterly Bulletin, released today, Mary Everett does a good analysis of the impact of …

Michael O'Sullivan on the European project

30/03/2012

Michael O'Sullivan, author of 'Ireland and the Global question', has an interesting opinion piece in today's Financial Times.

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