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Tom Healy

Tom Healy is Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). Tom has previously worked in the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the National Economic and Social Forum and the Department of Education and Skills.

He holds a PhD (economics and sociology) from UCD. His research interests have included the impact of education and social capital on well-being, social vision and economic strategy for the island of Ireland, Education, Housing and Health.

Clarification about additional tax (Quarterly Economic Observer)

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Tom Healy

This note clarifies about the impact of our tax proposals on the possible additional tax payable by households (or jointly assessed tax cases by the Revenue Commissioners) below €100,000 per annum. Our proposal is that the top 20% of income tax payers should pay higher tax in 2013 – however this might be done through alteration in tax credits or changes to tax relief. Absence of data prevents …

The Government has a choice

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
Our research shows that Government has options this December. Instead of €3.5 billion in fiscal adjustment, we argue for €2.7 billion of which €2.3 billion are revenue measures aimed at high-income households. Aside from savings under the Croke Park agreement we do not see any value on grounds of fairness, macro-economic impact and budgetary savings in cutting yet further into education, …

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Invest and do no harm

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Tom Healy

Conor Keegan -ferry queue
Following the release of our second Quarterly Economic Observer today there has been coverage of the report in the print and other media. A key issue to be considered is the impact of not changing the current course of economic policy. No change in direction will see unemployment in excess of 10% in 2017 according to the latest IMF projections, a smaller State and a lower level of public service …

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Some fact about the Fiscal Compact

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Tom Healy

Cover NERI Fiscal Treaty Note
As an independent research institute supported by a number of trade unions, the Nevin Economic Research Institute is not aligned to any political party and does not advocate how voters should vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Fiscal Compact. This Note provides some facts and issues for consideration. Questions and suggestions are welcome.

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