NERI Seminar: A Budget for Growth and Equality – presentation of the 3rd NERI Quarterly Economic Observer (Autumn 2012).

26 September 2012, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) will hold a seminar on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 3pm (note earlier starting time than usual) entitled A Budget for Growth and Equality - presentation of the 3rd NERI Quarterly Economic Observer (Autumn 2012).

The NERI seminar series aims to provide a forum for the presentation of research on topics of relevance to Irish public policy (North and South) and will take the format of a presentation of the research followed by a questions and answers/discussion. The series will continue throughout 2012/13.

The seminars are open to all who are interested and are free to attend.

Details of the next seminar are:

Speakers: Dr Tom Healy, Dr Micheál Collins and Dr Rory O'Farrell, Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)

Time: 3pm Wednesday 26th September

Abstract: Following an outline of a five-year fiscal adjustment from 2012 to 2017 (Summer QEO) we focus, in this Quarterly, on the specific details of an alternative budgetary strategy in the Republic of Ireland for the year 2013, only. This is offered in the wider context of on-going public debate in the lead-up to the presentation by the Minister for Finance of next year's Budget in December 2012. In our view the priorities for Budget 2013 should be:

  • Maintenance of current levels of public capital programme investment and direction of additional investment under a new stimulus programme towards priority areas of infrastructure in combination with other sources of funding;
  • Avoidance of further harm to employment and domestic demand;
  • Protection of the incomes of the most economically vulnerable households in the State; and
  • Targeted additional and moderate increases in taxation of high-income and high-wealth households.

Keywords: Equality, Employment, Growth


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