Tagged with: debt

Debt, Growth and Coding Errors

Tom McDonnell 17/04/2013

Tom McDonnell: Reinhart and Rogoff's finding that the growth rate starts to decline once the public debt to GDP ratio exceeds 90% has become embraced as a stylised fact by the commentariat and in particular by the austerians. However, a recent paper by Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash and Robert Pollin has critiqued this finding. As Slate reports here, …

Jobs and credit crises call for clear policy response


Michael O'Sullivan (author of Ireland and the Global Question) has written a lucid article on what's required for job creation in today's Irish …

Guest post by Martin O'Dea: A simple suggestion

Martin O'Dea 14/06/2012

Martin O'Dea: Forgetting banking debt and its link to sovereign debt and resolutions required around this issue and just dealing with excessive …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan (II): Debt realities

Arthur Doohan 22/05/2012

Arthur Doohan: In five years we have gone from being the "pinup stars" for EU growth to being the "posterchildren" for austerity and, like a nodding …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: It's the economy, stupid

Arthur Doohan 17/05/2012

Arthur Doohan: "...most of the people ...were unhappy… Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned …

Nama Wine Lake on the Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell: Here is a timely recap by Nama Wine Lake of the grotesque farce that is the Anglo promissory note debacle.

The EU-IMF Deal Does Not Require Privatisation

Michael Taft 22/02/2012

Michael Taft: Whatever about the case-by-case merits of the Government’s announcement today regarding the sell-off of state assets, we should be …



Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …

Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …

Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity …