Tagged with: Deflation


Japanisation

Michael Burke 26/09/2011

Michael Burke: There is a widespread discussion in the US financial press and beyond on whether the economy is facing a prolonged period of economic stagnation including bouts of deflation. It has been dubbed ‘Japanisation’. After the stock market and land price bubble burst in Japan in 1989 the economy went into a prolonged depression. In …



On premature optimism

Terrence McDonough 26/09/2011

Terrence McDonough: On Thursday, some positive Irish growth figures provided an island of optimism in a sea of bad international economic news. Any …

Austerity plus uncertainty equals more contraction

Slí Eile 18/08/2011

Slí Eile: Voxeu had an interesting contribution by Miguel Kiguel [Argentina and Greece: More similarities than differences in the initial …

Time to start working on Plan B

Michael Taft 03/08/2011

Michael Taft: The recent Central Bank quarterly report confirms (as if we needed confirmation) that the economy remains in slow bleed mode. That they …

Questions that should be put to the Minister

Michael Taft 27/07/2011

Michael Taft: The Cabinet has approved the interim Household Charge of €100, designed to ‘raise’ €160 million from 1.8 million households. …

Unemployment highest since 1989

Slí Eile 15/03/2011

Slí Eile: Involuntary unemployment is long recognised as both the enemy of human dignity and a huge waste of human potential capital. The latest …

Anthony Leddin on Ireland's export competitiveness

Proinnsias Breathnach 16/11/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Last Friday’s Irish Times (November 12) contained an article by Dr Anthony Leddin, Head of the Department of Economics at …

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