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Updating Austerity in Ireland

After 2008, an economic contraction in Ireland led to austerity politics and policies. Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland analyze the macroeconomic conditions of growth and decline in Ireland from pre-2008 to now.

Jul 11, 2017

This week we bring you Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. In this overview, John and Brendan analyze the macroeconomic conditions of growth and decline in Ireland from pre-2008 to post. Ireland's economy grew substantially leading up to the 2008 crisis through a mix of deregulation and low taxation. After 2008, an economic contraction in Ireland led to austerity politics and policies, pushed by the IMF and European Central Bank, but also within Ireland.

You can find the full presentation on our Research Page under 'Case Studies'! Stay tuned for the full paper from Hogan & O'Rourke in the coming weeks.

To learn more about these researchers and their work, check out their websites! http://www.johnhogan.net/ and http://www.brendankorourke.com/ 

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