Tagged with: borrowing


Trapped in an analytical prison

Michael Taft 07/07/2011

Michael Taft: Seamus Coffey has written a provocative post over at Irish Economy on the recent Exchequer statement, showing that Government borrowing is not falling even after the €20 billion fiscal contraction over the last few budgets. Some of the commentators on the post find this surprising but it shouldn’t be. The TASC open letter signed …



The excuse factory

Michael Taft 27/08/2010

Michael Taft: During the Greek debt crisis, we were constantly told that we weren’t Spain or Portugal or Italy, that the international markets were …

Lessons from Greece

Michael Burke 28/04/2010

Michael Burke: Irish Economy has a thread on the impact on Ireland on the decision to downgrade Greece and Portugal. The credibility of the ratings' …

The great fiscal shell game

Michael Taft 22/04/2010

Michael Taft: The only enjoyable aspect of Eurostat’s decision today to reclassify the Anglo-Irish Bank subsidy as a liability on the General …

Economically damaging and fiscally irrelevant

Michael Burke, Michael Taft 22/03/2010

Michael Burke & Michael Taft: It is often stated that to reduce the fiscal deficit we must cut public spending. There is an assumption, never …

Let us invest in the future

Michael Burke 24/02/2010

Michael Burke: In today's Financial Times, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf has an interesting piece on how we can get out of the crisis. He …

Greek Tragedy

Michael Burke 20/01/2010

Michael Burke: Today's Financial Times carries an interesting piece from Martin Wolf on the severe difficulties being faced by Greece as it attempts …

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