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Monday Blog: O happy days?

Many (most?) listeners of an early morning news might be forgiven, last week, for wanting to climb under the blankets when they might have thought they heard: ‘house prices could rise by over 20% in the next three years in the Republic of Ireland - but don’t worry, housing remains and will remain...

Interest Rates: Don't move too soon

Interest rates have been making the headlines in recent weeks, as speculation mounts about a possible change in policy this Thursday. In the UK the Bank of England base rate has been at an all-time low for almost 10 years. Monetary policy has been very loose since the Great Financial Crash of 2008...

Interest Rates: Don't move too soon

Sterling notes
Interest rates have been making the headlines in recent weeks, as speculation mounts about a possible change in policy this Thursday. In the UK the Bank of England base rate has been at an all-time low for almost 10 years. Monetary policy has been very loose since the Great Financial Crash of 2008...
Past event

NERI Seminar Dublin: Post Budget Seminar

Slides from NERI Post Budget Seminar held in the INTO Learning Centre on 18th October. The three speakers each made a brief presentation responding to aspects of Budget 2018. The presentations were delivered by Marie Sherlock (SIPTU), Michelle Murphy (Social Justice Ireland) and John FitzGerald...

NERI Blog: What use is economics?

‘Economics’ is often viewed as a ‘positive science’ that examines choices in a world of constrained resources. One only has so much time or money or capital (including human). There are so many choices and needs. The ‘science’ of economics, it is claimed, involves optimising outcomes or well-being...