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.

Sailing rudderless into the Anglo storm

Tom McDonnell 05/10/2011

Tom McDonnell: The Greek tragedy that is the eurozone debt crisis may soon enter its fourth act. A hard write-down of Greek debt is necessary and …

Wiping Clean the Anglo/INBS Debt Slate

Michael Burke, Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 20/09/2011

Tom McDonnell, Michael Burke and Michael Taft: The Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide debt must become a major political issue. The Anglo/INBS …

When we have shuffled off this Greek coil

Tom McDonnell 13/09/2011

Tom McDonnell: The sounds out of Germany are becoming more confused by the day. Increasingly there is a growing expectation of a Greek default. Yanis …

Mental well-being and inequality

Tom McDonnell 02/09/2011

Tom McDonnell: Richard Layte of the ESRI reports some interesting results on the association between income inequality and mental well-being here. He …

Guaranteed Lender of Last Resort

Tom McDonnell 23/08/2011

Tom McDonnell: The often useful VOXEU resource has produced a number of constructive pieces on the debt crisis in the last week or so. Paul DeGrauwe …

Google and the case for broadband investment

Tom McDonnell 28/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: It is too easy in these days of high drama on the European stage to forget the fundamentals that will drive our eventual economic …

Cost/benefit analysis of complying with the ECB’s wishes

Tom McDonnell 27/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: Namawinelake has put up part of the transcript from Minister Noonan's interview yesterday on 'The Week' programme. Evidently the ECB …

Progressive growth, rather than regressive austerity

Tom McDonnell 20/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: Michael O'Sullivan has a very thoughtful piece over at the Sunday Business Post. He argues that a full restructuring of the Greek debt …

Cutting Human Rights

Tom McDonnell 14/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: It was good to see the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammerberg wade into the austerity debate (See Here). He …

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