Tagged with: Competitiveness


Euro Crisis, Causes and Solutions

Tom McDonnell 03/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Despite the developments at last week's EU summit we remain a long, long way from a successful resolution of the Euro crisis. My own thoughts on what should be done are in this TASC discussion paper. I welcome any comments or feedback.



Guest post by Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Restoring sustainable competitiveness

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley, Adrian Devitt 11/06/2012

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Competitiveness is one of the most abused terms in modern economics, meaning many different things to …

The Gloves are Off!

Sinéad Pentony 27/05/2011

Sinead Pentony: When the Report of the Independent Review of EROs and REA Wage Setting Mechanisms was published on Wednesday, there was a general …

The impact of cost competitiveness in Ireland

Slí Eile 13/03/2011

Slí Eile: Some assertions abound in the media and among 'informed' economist commentary. These are frequently based on ideology more than fact. Take …

Economists on Ireland's export performance - more sad stories

Proinnsias Breathnach 16/02/2011

Proinnsias Breathnach: One thing that has always struck me about Irish economists is that, despite the importance of foreign direct investment and …

'Job Pact', not 'Competitiveness Pact'

Tom McDonnell 15/02/2011

Tom McDonnell: Useful post (here) from Andrew Watt. He looks at the latest uninspiring growth figures in Europe (0.3% quarter-on-quarter in the euro …

Economists’ disconnect with the real world not just confined to Ireland

Proinnsias Breathnach 17/01/2011

Proinnsias Breathnach: The disconnect between the economics profession and the real world of business and commerce which is so apparent in Ireland is …

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