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.

Negotiating truth

Tom McDonnell 09/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: The FT makes an important point about the supposed independent country assessments produced by bodies like the IMF and the OECD. These …

Economics or politics? The longer game

Tom McDonnell 30/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: The reported decision to go well beyond the recommendations of the Duffy-Walsh report, coupled with the tax cutting emphasis of the …

How will it end?

Tom McDonnell 24/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: It is too early to tell but there are worrying signs that the Euro zone crisis may spread. Bond spreads for Spanish and Italian …

Eurozone Failures - Time for Eurobonds and a Radical Rethink

Tom McDonnell 20/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: Two quick links: Guillermo De La Dehesa of CEPR has put together a very useful one-pager that should be mandatory reading for the …

The economic consequences of the ECB - "an unrepayable debt is an unrepayable debt"

Tom McDonnell 19/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: It seems the war dogs of the ECB have threatened to cut off Greece’s access to liquidity if it defaults. Jean-Claude Trichet even …

Slight but important clarification

Tom McDonnell 10/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: I believe I was slightly taken out of context in the Irish Times today. I was quoted as saying “...austerity measures would not …

Stiglitz on the Irish crisis

Tom McDonnell 15/04/2011

Tom McDonnell: Joe Stiglitz's preface to a new collection of essays on Exiting from the Crisis makes for interesting reading. The publication (to …

Coffey on the banking cost

Tom McDonnell 04/04/2011

Tom McDonnell: Seamus Coffey has put together a very lucid post over at Economic Incentives estimating the actual scale of the banking cost. This …

The Roubini verdict on the recapitalisations

Tom McDonnell 01/04/2011

Tom McDonnell: Credibility is a hard earned thing. The commentariat is overrun with the views of so-called experts whose predictions have …

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