Posts by Dr Tom McDonnell

McDonnell, Tom

Dr Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell is senior economist at the NERI and is responsible for among other things, NERI's analysis of the Republic of Ireland economy including risks, trends and forecasts. He specialises in economic growth theory, the economics of innovation, the Irish and European economies, and fiscal policy. He previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He has also taught at Maynooth University.

Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway.


Euro crisis solutions: An ongoing debate

Tom McDonnell 08/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The Irish body politic and especially its commentariat will no doubt spend the next few weeks obsessing and navel gazing over the …

The Fiscal Compact - crisis resolution?

Tom McDonnell 03/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: Sebastian Dullien has a useful piece on the Fiscal Compact over at the Social Europe Journal. Sebastian correctly argues that none of …

The Promissory Notes: Deal or No Deal? No Deal

Tom McDonnell 02/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The ECB has informed the Irish Examiner that the Irish Government has submitted no documentation to the bank pertaining to …

Ireland's financing alternatives - the EFSF

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 24/04/2012

Tom McDonnell and Michael Taft: In our first post, we outlined some of Ireland’s financing alternatives; namely through the IMF and the European …

The Baltic Experience

Tom McDonnell 13/04/2012

Tom McDonnell: Dan O'Brien recently argued that the Baltic countries provide good examples of the case for front loading austerity. He notes that: …

Ireland's funding options: Time to end the 'race-to-disaster' debate

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell & Michael Taft: Even before the wording has been published and a referendum date named there is one issue that looks set to …

Nama Wine Lake on the Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell: Here is a timely recap by Nama Wine Lake of the grotesque farce that is the Anglo promissory note debacle.

The Fiscal Compact, or: where will we be in 2018?

Tom McDonnell 07/02/2012

Tom McDonnell: The debate about the fiscal compact is likely to continue for some time. Much has been made of the 'one twentieth' rule but in …

The Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 25/01/2012

Tom McDonnell: The IBRC promissory notes have attracted a lot of attention in recent days. Karl Whelan, Seamus Coffey, the

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