Posts by Dr Tom Healy

Tom Healy

Dr Tom Healy     @TomHealyNERI

Dr Tom Healy is Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). He has previously worked in the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the National Economic and Social Forum and the Department of Education and Skills.

He holds a PhD (economics and sociology) from UCD. His research interests have included the impact of education and social capital on well-being.


Can Special Purpose Vehicles help alleviate the Housing Crisis?

Tom Healy 30/01/2017

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a technical term that refers to a wide variety of arrangements where a financial entity is established for a ‘special purpose’ as the title suggests. The National Asset Management Agency is a type of SPV set up to buy distressed assets from bust banks and seek to work off these loans over time and recoup some …



What is the matter with Europe?

Tom Healy 04/01/2013

Tom Healy: It is time to think deeply about the European project especially as Ireland assumes the Presidency for the coming six months. While I …

Exploring alternative pathways

Tom Healy 16/10/2012

Tom Healy: With my colleague Rory O'Farrell we have reviewed the evidence about the impact of 'Plan A' and 'Plan B' over the coming 6 years. The …

Creating rather than destroying jobs

Tom Healy 26/09/2012

Tom Healy: The Nevin Economic Research Institute has published the Autumn Economic Observer here. The key messages are: * We have choices * A smaller …

Invoking Luther

Tom Healy 14/08/2012

Tom Healy: Writing in today's Irish Times Steven Ozment claims that German Lutheranism explains and justifies the stance of the current German …

NERI Information note on the Fiscal Compact

Tom Healy 24/05/2012

Tom Healy: The note presents some important facts and insights - not all of which have got an airing in the public debate to date. The document may …

Mad and madder still

Tom Healy 15/05/2012

Tom Healy: Forget 2012. Imagine 2062. In the United States of Europe let there be a poverty brake. If the structural poverty rate goes above 0.5% in …

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