Paper on the recovery in the public finances following the crisis

Next Thursday (May 25) I will present a paper to The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland (SSISI) on the recovery in the public finances following the financial crisis. The meeting takes place at the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street at 5.30pm. Details (including the paper) are available on the SSISI website here.

 

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  1. Is there any data to show the movement in the household savings rate during the crisis years?

    I think a contributing factor to the slump was the unrelenting bad news. When my income declined my savings rate went up simply because I, like many others, was afraid to spend money. Now that the slump has passed I am spending money on consumer goods and house refurbishments that were put off during the slump. My income hasn’t gone up significantly but I’m not as fearful of spending money and I am dipping in to my savings.

    On a separate matter, I am surprised how clichés have found their way in to academic research papers. This paper quotes a paragraph from Kearney containing ‘yawning pit’ while the Neary and O Grada paper on Brendan Walsh was unfortunately riddled with clichés such as ‘bestrode the world like a colossus’ and ‘fell on deaf ears’. I completed a Master’s degree some years ago and one lecturer would have ripped me apart for clichés like these.

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