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Inequality

Inequality in the Irish Context

John FitzGerald’s ESRI piece has added to the debate on income inequality in the Irish context, with some reaction from TASC’s Cormac Staunton, the Irish Times’ Chris Johns, and some other guy giving the flavour of the exchanges from right and left.

Edit: I think David’s forthcoming ESR piece (.pdf) is a real contribution to the debate and should be noted up here, too.

 

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Inversion: UK versus Ireland

This WSJ article explains why UK can be more attractive than Ireland as an inversion location.

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Record-Low Bond Yields

Bond yields continue to decline for now –  FT update here.

 

 

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Survey on Economy in Ireland

Seamus Power, a PhD student at the University of Chicago, is conducting a short survey on the economic situation in Ireland. The link is here if you are willing to fill it out. There is also an email address for the study if you have questions or comments.

“You will be asked to read a very short narrative and asked some questions based on it. Participation is voluntary and is expected to take 5 minutes.”

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Banking Crisis

Interest-only mortgages in Ireland

Economic Letter from the Central Bank here.

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EMU

Mody: Did the German court do Europe a favour?

Here.

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Economic history

Finance in the run-up to WW1

Harold James provides the latest addition to the VoxEU series on WW1, here.

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EMU European politics

Orphanides: the Eurozone crisis is political

Here.

Money quote:

European Institutions also face the risk of political capture by the governments of specific member states that could misuse the crisis for local political gain.

 

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IGEES paper: Structural Reform

See here.

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Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble

Neil Irwin writes in the NYT here.

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Irish Times: New Finance chief told junior official to disregard property crash fears

Interesting short article in today’s Irish Times.