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The clouding effect of international tax avoidance

Sheila Killian 05/04/2012

Sheila Killian: In the Central Bank’s most recent Quarterly Bulletin, released today, Mary Everett does a good analysis of the impact of multinational investment in Ireland. It includes a really useful discussion of the difficulties in extricating the real underlying economic activity from the tax-based money-moving of multinational firms. …



Government spending policy is deepening the crisis

Michael Burke 23/03/2012

Michael Burke: The latest national accounts data are worse than they look. The headlines have been about a ‘technical return’ to recession with …

Irish Success Story

Michael Burke 24/08/2011

Michael Burke: The Irish economy has ‘turned the corner’ so often now that it must be back where it started. The latest commentators to identify …

Is Ireland heading into a slowdown, too?

Michael Taft 11/08/2011

Michael Taft: The global recovery is now expected to ease off in the latter half of this year with a range of data suggesting a slowdown in the …

Headline growth

Michael Burke 23/06/2011

Michael Burke: Irish Economy Grows Fastest In Three Years, runs one headline on the Blooomberg news agency. It would be great to think that after all …

Tell me: Are we out of recession yet and what can be done?

Tom O'Connor 01/04/2011

Tom O'Connor: The banking crisis is topical. Unemployment isn't and hasn't been in the last three years. This blindness towards unemployment and …

Pavlov's dogs and barking mad economics

Michael Burke 25/03/2011

Michael Burke: Ivan Pavlov and his work are widely misunderstood. In English he is most usually associated with the phrase ‘Pavlov’s Dogs’ , …

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