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‘The Financial Crisis in Ireland and Government Revenues’

The Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize on behalf of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies was awarded to Diarmaid Smyth and Rónán Hickey for this paper.

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Economic and Social Review: Autumn 2015 Issue

Vol 46, No 3, Autumn (2015)

Table of Contents

Articles

Blowing the Bubble: The Global Funding of the Irish Credit Boom PDF
Mary M. Everett 339-365
Outsourcing Foreign Services and the Internet: Evidence from Firm Level Data PDF
Holger Görg, Aoife Hanley, Ingrid Ott 367-387
A Reduced-form Equation for the Unemployment Rate Estimated from a Panel of Nineteen OECD Countries PDF
Dimitris Hatzinikolaou, Konstantina Girtzimani, Christos Mousafiris 389-397
Are Classroom Internet Use and Academic Performance Higher after Government Broadband Subsidies to Primary Schools? PDF
Marie Hyland, Richard Layte, Seán Lyons, Selina McCoy, Mary Silles 399-428

Policy Section Articles

Wages and Ireland’s International Competitiveness PDF
Rory O’Farrell 429-458
A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System PDF
Gerard Turley, Darragh Flannery, Stephen McNena 459-484

 

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IMF WEO/GFSR Analytical Chapters

The Autumn 2015 analytical chapters are:

WEO

Chapter 2. Where Are Commodity Exporters Headed? Output Growth in the Aftermath of the Commodity Boom

Chapter 3. Exchange Rates and Trade Flows: Disconnected?

GFSR

Chapter 2: Market Liquidity—Resilient or Fleeting?

Chapter 3: Corporate Leverage in Emerging Markets—A Concern?

 

 

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Compositional shifts in the labour market

While this is specific to the UK, similar issues may arise in the analysis of the Irish labour market:  speech by Ben Broadbent here.

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A Strategy for Resolving Europe’s Problem Loans

IMF report here.

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NERI: Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Economic Facts here.

 

Quarterly Economic Observer here.

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Corporate debt in emerging economies: A threat to financial stability?

New CIEPR report here.

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ECB to publish TARGET balances

Details here.

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New York Times: A Migration Juggernaut is Headed for Europe

Eduardo Porter, one of the most highly respected economic analysts in the US media, has an interesting, thoughtful new article on European immigration pressures. He argues that European economies and societies need to prepare for large-scale immigration from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. These regions are close to Europe, are notably poor by world standards, and have a forecast population increase of three billion in coming decades, on top of the large increases which have already occurred in the recent past. Porter argues that attempts to stop completely this migration pressure will not succeed, and instead Europe should try to adjust to an inevitable large inflow.

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The fiscal impact of financial sector support during the crisis

ECB bulletin article – here.

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OECD Economic Survey: Ireland

Here.

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The State of the House Price Cycle in the Euro Area

ECB bulletin article here.

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Bailed Out!

The new Fishamble play by Colin Murphy is on during the Festival – details here.

 

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BPEA Fall 2015: Papers on Portugal and Greece

Ricardo Reis assesses adjustment in Portugal;  there is also an array of papers on the Greek crisis.

Papers here.

Update:   The discussion slides by Kevin O’Rourke for the Reis paper are available here.

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Dublin Economics Workshop Conference – Final Call

The Dublin Economics Workshop will hold its annual economic policy conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone on October 16th and 17th next. Some slots are still available and proposals in any area of economic policy are welcome. They should be forwarded as soon as possible to colm.mccarthy@ucd.ie.

Programme and booking details will be circulated shortly.

The Dublin Economics Workshop is kindly sponsored by Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

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Fiscal Tightening and Economic Growth

A detailed analysis of cross-country covariation patterns is available in the PIIE report by Paolo Mauro and Jan Zilinsky here.

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The Eurozone Crisis: A Consensus View of the Causes and a Few Possible Solutions

There is a new VOXEU ebook with contributions on this topic – here.  (My contribution is on “International financial flows and the Eurozone crisis”.)

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The Fiscal Council has a vacancy for an economist

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has a vacancy for an economist, details are here. Closing date is the 16th of September.

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Review of Leaving Certificate Economics

Drs Aedin Doris, Kevin Denny and I wrote a response to the consultation paper on the review of leaving cert economics for the Irish Economic Association.

The consultation paper is here (.pdf). The response is here (.pdf). 

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Save the Date: September 30 Conference on Higher Education Funding in Maynooth

On Wednesday, September 30, we are holding a one-day conference on ‘Higher Education Funding: Drawing on the International Experience’ in Maynooth.

The context for this conference is the debate on how to fund higher education in Ireland. In 2014, the Minister for Education established an Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education, and the motivation for the conference is to inform the discussion about the choice of funding options available; we have a particular interest in the interaction between funding mechanisms and differential access to higher education along socioeconomic lines.

International speakers include Sara Goldrick-Rab of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who has written extensively on the issue of higher education funding in the US; Claire Crawford of Warwick University and the IFS, who has written several detailed analyses of the UK system; and Bruce Chapman of the Australian National University, whose name is particularly associated with income-contingent student loans, both in terms of his academic research and his role as policy advisor to many governments.

Local speakers include Rory O’Donnell of NESC and Delma Byrne of Maynooth University.

The conference will be open to all. I’ll post further details here in the coming weeks.

Update: Full details are now available here.