Posts by Dr Tom O'Connor

O'Connor, Tom

Dr Tom O'Connor     @justeconomics

Tom O’Connor is a lecturer in economics, public policy and health/social care at Cork Institute of Technology.

Tackling unemployment is the central challenge

Tom O'Connor 13/04/2010

Tom O'Connor: In a paper delivered last month to the Labour Party economic conference in Cork, I argued that any return to economic growth would not …

Jobs and recovery

Tom O'Connor 19/03/2010

Tom O'Connor: The Labour Party are holding a public seminar in Cork tomorrow on solutions to Ireland's economic crisis. The speakers including myself …

Government policies

Tom O'Connor 08/02/2010

Tom O'Connor: The exchequer figures published last week show that government tax revenues have fallen by €700 million from €3.7 billion in …

Using the recession as an opportunity for Irish economic development

Tom O'Connor 17/12/2009

Tom O'Connor: The ESRI expect national income GNP to fall by 9.4% overall in 2009, and by a further 1.8% in 2010, with growth returning in the last …

Budget 2010 will do nothing to get the economy out of recession

Tom O'Connor 10/12/2009

Tom O'Connor: Budget 2010 will cause immense hardship and will do nothing to get the economy out of recession. The four billion in savings could have …

Economic Stimulus and Objective Economics

Tom O'Connor 14/09/2009

Tom O'Connor: Most of the academic economic advisors to the government have done a Master's or PhD in the USA and though believing that they are …

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