Posts by Dr Rory O'Farrell

O'Farrell, Rory

Dr Rory O'Farrell     @r_o_farrell

Rory O'Farrell is an economist lecturing in TU Dublin. He previously worked for the OECD and for NERI.


Are the IMF so bad?

Rory O'Farrell 05/11/2010

Rory O'Farrell: Obviously, they don't have such a great past record, but here is an interesting speech by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director …

Irish Inequality during the 20th century

Rory O'Farrell 23/09/2010

Rory O'Farrell: There has been some discussion on this site about top income shares in the US. Thanks to a book, Top Incomes over the 20th Century, …

Killing three birds with the one stone: education improves equality

Rory O'Farrell 07/09/2010

Rory O'Farrell: While access to education is usually thought of in terms of equality of opportunity, it can also lead to equality of outcome. The …

Wages in the Crisis

Rory O'Farrell 10/07/2010

Rory O'Farrell: The European Trade Union Institute has brought out a working paper on the impact of the crisis on wages in Europe (this is perhaps …

Exports 'boosted by productivity'

Rory O'Farrell 12/04/2010

Rory O'Farrell: An interesting article appeared in the Irish Times that I think was missed by a lot of people. Dan McLaughlin of Bank of Ireland said …

After the crisis: towards a sustainable growth model

Rory O'Farrell 09/04/2010

Rory O'Farrell: Some time ago I posted a piece (Gombeens and Gosplan) asking for a future strategy for the financial sector. This was partly based on …

Should countries cut wages?

Rory O'Farrell 08/04/2010

Rory O'Farrell: The current financial crisis is special in two main respects. The first and most obvious is the size and scope of the worldwide …

Will the recession increase trade union density?

Rory O'Farrell 26/01/2010

Rory O'Farrell: On Monday, 25th January, the Irish Times published an article detailing how in 2007 Irish trade union density has continued its …

Guest post by Rory O'Farrell: Gombeens and Gosplan

Rory O'Farrell 19/01/2010

Rory O'Farrell: Much as the economy of the Soviet Union was criticized for having a bloated economic planning bureaucracy (Gosplan), the Irish …

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