Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener

NYT article here.

Irish Economy Conference February 1st at the Institute of Bankers

Save the date. On February 1st 2013, the DEW in conjunction with ESRI, UL and the UCD Geary Institute is hosting a conference on Irish economy policy in the Institute of Bankers Headquarters in Dublin. Frances Ruane, Liam Delaney and I are organising a conference for the general public on the Irish economy, much in the same vein as last year’s. Admission will be free but limited by the capacity of the rooms. To register for the conference, please email:

The main theme of the conference will be to explore how economic policy could be developed to enable substantial development even in the context of a tightened fiscal and monetary environment.

The conference will have parallel sessions addressing Unemployment, Political Economy, Economics and Evaluation, Education and Children, Industrial Policy, Healthcare, and Ireland’s macroeconomic outlook. We’ll announce a full lineup early in the new year.

The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion of new ideas on the conduct of Irish economic policy, including the extent to which academic economics and related disciplines can make a bigger contribution to the conduct of economic policy in Ireland, and the extent to which policy can be designed more effectively. The speakers will come from a range of sectors and disciplines and we will also ensure that individuals have access to talks online to enable debate through blogs and twitter.

Central Bank: Explaining Irish Inflation during the Financial Crisis

technical paper here; letter here.

God Save the British Economy


Ireland: Eighth Review Under the Extended Arrangement; Staff Report; Staff Supplements; and Press Release on the Executive Board discussion


See also the new IMF site for Ireland – here.