Posts by Robert Sweeney

Sweeney, Robert

Robert Sweeney     @sweeneyr82

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish political economy and distribution. He has a PhD in economics from University of Leeds, which concentrated on financial markets and investors, banking, international macroeconomics, and housing. He is also interested in debates on alternative schools and methodology in economics, and ownership.


Property, fundamentals, and affordability (part 2)

Robert Sweeney 15/12/2017

Part 1 of this blog examined whether and to what extent the trajectory of Irish property prices was driven by changes in underlying fundamentals. We found that not only have property prices exploded globally since the 1990s, but that this was the result of a macroprudential/regulatory-induced surge in credit. Given that, and the increasingly …



Property, fundamentals, and affordability (part 1)

Robert Sweeney 11/12/2017

The season of goodwill to all is quickly approaching. Last year, that goodwill manifested itself in an outpouring of solidarity for the homeless in …

The Collapse of Ireland’s Finances (again): A Reinterpretation

Robert Sweeney 19/02/2016

Robert Sweeney: As the election season reaches full swing, the inevitable claims of who did what and when, and what this means in the future …

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