Posts by Robert Sweeney
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.
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 …
Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …
Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …
Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He is a …