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Cormac Staunton

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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


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 …

Wealth distribution in Ireland

Cormac Staunton 08/09/2014

Cormac Staunton: New figures from the Central Bank show that the total net worth of individuals in Ireland is €508.5 billion or €110,312 per …

The Inequality Debate

Cormac Staunton 28/07/2014

Cormac Staunton: The ESRI today released a Research Note on The Distribution of Income and the Public Finances. It adds to the growing debate on …

Promoting growth and job creation through investment

Cormac Staunton 18/07/2014

Cormac Staunton: Taxes have both positive and negative effects on the economy and job creation. However, discussions of ‘tax cuts’ often focus on …

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