Posts by Dr Micheál Collins

Collins, Micheal

Dr Micheál Collins     @mlgcollins

Micheál Collins lecturer/assistant professor in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD. He was previously senior research officer at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). Micheál's research interests are in the areas of income distribution, taxation, economic evaluation and public policy. He is also a member of the TASC Economists' Network.

Prior to joining NERI, he was assistant professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is vice-chairman of the Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA), a fellow and former chairman of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) of Ireland. He was a member of the Commission on Taxation (2008-2009) and served as chairman of the Commission subgroup on tax expenditures/tax breaks. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Government Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare (AGTSW).

Micheal Collins is a graduate of NUI Galway, UCC and Trinity College Dublin. 


A Sensible Alternative Budgetary Approach

Micheál Collins 02/08/2013

Dr Micheál Collins: The recent anti-austerity comments by Ashoka Mody, the IMF’s former chief of mission to Ireland, highlight the growing signs that the policy direction being pursued by Government and the Troika is not succeeding. In late June the CSO reported very weak economic data, a return to recession and a sustained weakness in domestic …



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