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Irish Austerity in Review

The macroeconomics of growth, decline, and austerity in Ireland

Aug 29, 2017

Hello Austerity Readers! As promised some time ago, this week we bring the full paper from Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. John and Brendan's paper looks at the sharp peaks and troughs of the Irish economy from before the 2008 crisis to after. Ireland remains a fairly unique liberal market economy predicated on very low corporate taxes, and the post-2008 economic contraction led to austerity policies backed by the IMF and European Central Bank.

You can find the full presentation - and now the full paper - on our Research Page under 'Case Studies'!

To learn more about these researchers and their work, check out their websites! and 

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