Tagged with: Greece


Is Ireland Getting More Equal?

James Wickham 12/02/2017

Latest CSO figures... On February 1st the CSO released the latest Irish results of the EU-SILC (European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions). It’s important to notice that these figures are for the year 2015 so they don’t necessarily describe the situation today in February 2017. If the trends identified in these figures in 2015 have …



Reflections on Greece

18/06/2012

In a commentary written yesterday, Paul Krugman noted that the "Greek election [...] ended up settling nothing. The governing coalition may have …

Remote scenarios?

14/06/2012

Consider the following scenario. After a victory by the left-wing Syriza party, Greece’s new government announces that it wants to renegotiate the …

The crisis in Greece and arms purchases

James Stewart 31/05/2012

Jim Stewart: Recent comments by the Head of the IMF (Christine Lagarde, Guardian Newspaper 26th May) in laying the blame for the crisis in Greece on …

How bad is Greece?

Rory O'Farrell 27/05/2012

Rory O'Farrell: Government deficits can be broken down into two parts: interest payments and the 'primary balance'. The primary balance includes …

Solving the Euro Crisis without Germany Paying More

Nat O'Connor 18/11/2011

Nat O'Connor: It seems that domestic politics in Germany are focused on dealing with a perception by German taxpayers that they are at risk of …

Abandon hope all ye who enter here

Tom McDonnell 19/10/2011

Tom McDonnell: Martin Wolf has an excellent and honest appraisal of the chances of the Euro crisis being successfully resolved in a way that is …

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