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Blog Archive | August 2018

Decarbonisation - unleashing the potential

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
The 21st Century will be about how Energy is managed on Earth.  Officially, the Republic of Ireland is committed to zero carbon emissions in the Energy Sector by 2100 (I suspect that not many reading this blog will be alive then). A reduction of 80% for the Sector is mooted for 2050. Progress, to date, has been solid but too slow.  However, in the space of a decade, big changes have taken place …

A Household net wealth tax for the Republic of Ireland.

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Tom McDonnell

Scrooge McDuck
Is a wealth tax on net households assets worth over €1 million feasible? Is it desirable? I discuss these issues in the latest NERI inBrief which can be found here. Many of the core principles for net wealth tax design are outlined in an earlier NERI/TASC Working Paper which can be found here. The main 'takeaway' is that introducing such a tax in the Republic of Ireland is more than feasible …

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Short-term outlook is good but stormclouds ahead - time to prepare the ship

Posted on August 03, 2018 by Tom McDonnell

foggy drive
The NERI’s 26th Quarterly Economic Observer came out this Wednesday. You can find the release here and accompanying slides here. Outlook We examine the trends and short-run outlook for both Irish economies. The short-run outlook for the Republic of Ireland economy is very positive. We project real GDP will grow by 5.8% in 2018 reflecting our expectation that the cyclical upswing will continue …

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