Paul Mason has a blog post and interview here, worth reading and watching. I am going to stick my neck out and assert that Manolis Glezos does in fact speak with a certain moral authority. But it is the German deputy finance minister’s constant insistence on obeying the law that prompts this post, along with its title. For German government use of the principle in the economic domain, see here (p. 188).
The latest in an important series of papers by Jordà, Schularick and Taylor is described here.
Although they don’t spin it this way (which is not surprising, since they don’t provide evidence about the impact of fiscal policy on housing booms and busts), the work suggests to this reader potential arguments (on top of the more standard ones) regarding the benefits of automatic stabilisers and countercyclical fiscal policy.
Ashoka Mody writes here.
This report is the primary ‘academic’ publication of the US administration – tons of interesting material here.
The ESRI has recently posted an advertisement for post-docs in Economics in a range of areas. Detailed information is available here.
We would be grateful if you could forward the link to any potentially suitable candidates you may know of.
ECB President Mario Draghi wrote to MEP Matt Carthy on ”several aspects of the Irish adjustment programme”. Available here.
A reminder that the Irish Economy Conference: Learning from Crisis will take place on Feb 25th. Programme details and how to signup are here.