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Fortune Magazine's analysis of Ireland's 'new troubles'

Paul Sweeney 21/05/2009

Paul Sweeney: Fortune magazine takes a look at Ireland’s “New Troubles” in the current issue, 1st June 2009. It is a particularly shallow and a …

Will a Domestic Stimulus work in a Small Open Economy like Ireland?

Slí Eile 19/05/2009

Sli Eile: Taoiseach Brian Cowen commented over the last weekend that the main opposition parties wants the Government to cut more while the other …

Political lessons from Iceland

Peadar Kirby 19/05/2009

Peadar Kirby: With the forthcoming local and European elections opening the first opportunity for the political impact of the economic crisis to find …

The Banking Crisis and the Real Economy

Jim Stewart 08/05/2009

Jim Stewart: Recent reported commentary in the media from the ESRI, drawing an analogy between Zimbabwe and Ireland is unhelpful in terms of …

How sub-prime bankers 'bought' financial de-regulation in the US

Paul Sweeney 07/05/2009

Paul Sweeney: De-regulation did not just happen. It was bought, partially! So much for the idea that the free marketeers won the battle for ideas …

Finland in 1991; Ireland in 2009

30/04/2009

A presentation on the experience of the Great Depression in Finland by Jaakko Kiander at today's ESRI conference is worth reading. It is very like …

Report card for the parties in opposition

Slí Eile 21/04/2009

Sli Eile: Over recent weeks I assessed the various economic proposals of some political parties – see previous posts on this site for Fine Gael, …

Growing up about taxes

James Wickham 14/04/2009

James Wickham: Maybe it’s time to grow up about taxes. One feature of the Celtic Tiger years was the way in which Ireland’s role as a low tax …

Budget 2009: A budget destined to deflate

Peter Connell 08/04/2009

Peter Connell: Over the past few weeks, the debate regarding the scale of the fiscal deficit that the government should aim for in today’s budget …

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