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What's a Euro anyway?

26/03/2013

Is a euro in a Cypriot bank, locked down by withdrawal limits and capital controls, the same as a euro in an Irish or French bank? Is a euro sitting in, say, a payroll account in Laiki with a balance of more than €100,000 (and subject to an unspecified “haircut” on Thursday ) the same an “Irish euro”? They’re both euro, both promises …



Euro Crisis, Causes and Solutions

Tom McDonnell 03/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Despite the developments at last week's EU summit we remain a long, long way from a successful resolution of the Euro crisis. My own …

European Monetary Union: Doomed to fail or just another stepping stone?

Tom McDonnell 14/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: With talk of a Greek exit from the Euro now being treated seriously it can be informative to consider past experiences with monetary …

Sargent and Sims lectures

Tom McDonnell 09/12/2011

Tom McDonnell:The Sargent and Sims Noble prize lectures are here. Tom Sargent poses four topical questions: 1. Should Government default on their …

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Sean McCabe

Sean holds an B.Sc in Applied Physics from Dublin City University and an M.Sc. in …

Paul Sweeney

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