Tagged with: fiscal strategy


The Unhelpful Mister Rehn

Tom McDonnell 20/02/2013

Tom McDonnell: Mr. Rehn's recent open letter on fiscal multipliers; the effects of discretionary fiscal consolidation; and the relevance of economic theory and evidence, was a truly dispiriting and perplexing intervention. It is easy to understand why the handling of the Euro crisis has been such an unmitigated shambles with people like Mr. Rehn …



New CEPR paper on the contribution of IMF recommendations to the ongoing crisis in Europe

30/01/2013

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. has published a paper examining the policy recommendations made by the IMF to …

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 …

Fine Gael's 3:1 Ratio

Nat O'Connor 19/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Fine Gael has given some useful clarity on their fiscal policy position with the declaration that they would seek €1 billion in tax …

The unacknowledged demise of the Government's fiscal strategy

Michael Taft 29/07/2010

Michael Taft: Strange how some things don’t get into the debate. For instance, the ESRI’s recent Recovery Scenarios judged the Government’s …

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