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James Stewart

Prof Jim Stewart

Dr Jim Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include Corporate Finance and Taxation, Pension Funds and financial products, Financial Systems and Economic Development.

He is widely published and his titles include Mutuals and Alternative Banking: A Solution to the Financial and Economic Crisis in Ireland (2013), Choosing Your Future: How to Reform Ireland's Pension System (co-author, 2007) and For Richer, For Poorer: An Investigation of the Irish pension system (2005).


The referendum - what to do?

Jim Stewart 09/03/2012

Jim Stewart: The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance is flawed in many respects. Martin Wolf, writing in the Financial Times on 6th …

The Euro Crisis: is history repeating itself?

Jim Stewart 25/11/2011

Jim Stewart: It is a “common view ... that the world was headed for a massive payments crisis in which several European countries would default on …

The case for a Financial Transaction Tax is compelling

Jim Stewart 04/10/2011

Jim Stewart: The reaction to the proposal from the European Commission, France and Germany, for a financial transaction tax (FTT) has produced a …

The proposed levy on pension funds

Jim Stewart 14/05/2011

Jim Stewart: The levy on pension funds makes economic sense, but it has been very poorly presented, and it is inequitable in its proposed from. The …

The manifestos and economic policy

Jim Stewart 22/02/2011

Jim Stewart: The publication of the various party manifestos has not been accompanied by detailed scrutiny of many of the policies proposed. There …

The €67.5 (not €85) billion bailout

Jim Stewart 02/12/2010

Jim Stewart: Whatever the Taoiseach thought he was doing at the press conference last Sunday) in announcing the EU/IMF net loans to Ireland of …

Is Mr (Bond) Market in Charge?

Jim Stewart 12/11/2010

Jim Stewart: (The Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan is quoted as stating to the Oireachtas Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs :- …

How to deal with the bond markets

Jim Stewart 15/10/2010

Jim Stewart: Recent Government policy decisions (postponing the monthly bond auction, recapitalisation of banks, etc. and other announcements) have …

Pluck of the Irish?

Jim Stewart 30/08/2010

Jim Stewart: Have they been reading Progressive Economy posts on Anglo Irish Bank? You can read the Financial Times editorial here.

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