Posts by Cormac Staunton

Cormac Staunton

Cormac Staunton     @cormac_staunton

Cormac Stauton is currently a policy advisor on EU and international policy in the Central Bank of Ireland. Prior to this, he was a policy analyst in TASC, and co-authored the first economic inequality report, Cherishing All Equally

Why ‘gross’ income inequality matters

Cormac Staunton 24/02/2015

Cormac Staunton: Cherishing All Equally has prompted a discussion of economic inequality in Ireland. In a previous post I discussed why looking only …

Inequality: a Real and Growing Threat to the Irish Economy

Nat O'Connor, Cormac Staunton 16/02/2015

Nat O'Connor and Cormac Staunton: Economics has always been about the study of who gets what, when and how. This issue has come into sharp focus due …

The “Two Irelands”

Cormac Staunton 13/02/2015

Cormac Staunton: Christian Aid hosted a conference in Dublin yesterday on the “Human Rights Impact of Tax and Fiscal Policy”. There were a number …

Economic Inequality: More than Incomes and Wealth

Cormac Staunton 11/02/2015

Cormac Staunton: When discussing economic inequality, there is a tendency to focus on income inequality (or sometimes wealth inequality). This is …

You can't benchmark marginal rates of income tax

Cormac Staunton 06/02/2015

Cormac Staunton: As reported in the Irish Times, the government is considering introducing “tax benchmarking” for income tax in order to attract …

Case for a ‘Living Wage’ gets stronger

Cormac Staunton 15/12/2014

Cormac Staunton: The recent Behaviour & Attitudes survey on inequality has some striking and perhaps surprising findings. The first is striking: …

The Triple Benefit is Doubly Regressive

Cormac Staunton 15/10/2014

Cormac Staunton: In the immediate aftermath of the budget, there is much talk of whether the changes in income tax and USC were ‘progressive’ or …

Another way of looking at progressivity

Cormac Staunton 03/10/2014

Cormac Staunton: TASC has previously shown how the progressivity of Ireland’s income tax system declines after certain levels of income. It is …

Response to Irish Times article on the 'Tax Debate'

Cormac Staunton 02/10/2014

Cormac Staunton: Chris Johns in the Irish Times has written an article attacking all sides in the debate on income tax in the Budget, which includes …

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Sean McCabe

Sean holds an B.Sc in Applied Physics from Dublin City University and an M.Sc. in …

Jim Stewart

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

Shana Cohen

Dr. Shana Cohen is the Director of TASC. She studied at Princeton University and at the …