Occasional Articles and Presentations

Radical action needed to return employment and incomes to a positive path

08 May 2020

Underlying Irish unemployment in April at 28.2% reflects unparalleled collapse in economic conditions continue reading

The Covid-19 Economic Policy Response: Lessons from Abroad

04 May 2020

What fiscal response have some countries taken? continue reading

Negligible near term impact shouldn’t deflect from looming Brexit risks

31 January 2020

Small and short-lived Brexit bounce to boost Irish GDP in 2020 but… continue reading

A small step for the deposit rate, a giant leap (in the dark) for the ECB?

05 September 2019

Zero clearly not the low-point for ECB policy rates but could we be approaching the point at which costs outweigh benefits of further easing action? continue reading

Collapsing Government borrowing costs to change the discussion on Irish public debt (and on Budget ’20?)

04 July 2019

Irish government borrowing costs tumble further, with 10 year yield dropping to all-time low of just 0.03%( 3 bps) meaning marginal cost of funding Irish government spending/tax adjustments now negligible continue reading

Could there be some method behind Brexit Madness?

24 March 2019

New double date deadline raises Brexit stakes in UK continue reading

Brexit puts Irish economy at a fork in the road

25 January 2019

This piece, published in the Sunday Independent on January 20th, echoes the Central Bank's warning as to how different economic conditions may be in 2019 depending on whether it’s a 'deal' or 'no deal' Brexit but it differs from the Central Bank analysis in that it ... continue reading

In depth review: Ireland

16 December 2016

2017 funding need expected to be €8.5B despite sufficient cash reserves continue reading

In-depth review: Ireland

27 July 2016

Recently released Irish GDP data emphasise Ireland’s ‘dual economy’ structure continue reading

Caution Rather Than Confidence Is Key Feature Of Recovery

22 January 2016

This article was originally published in the Irish Independent on January 21st 2016. continue reading

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