Economics

Economics Analysis

23rd May 2018

The EBA’s role in fostering convergence in regulatory regime

As a consequence of Brexit, the European Banking Authority has moved its headquarters from London to Paris. Executive Director Farkas will analyse how Brexit will affect not just the EBA’s location, but also the nature of its role.
1min
16th May 2018

The 2018 European Semester: Inclusive Growth and Social Fairness for Ireland and Europe

The theme of the seminar is The 2018 European Semester: Inclusive Growth and Fairness for Ireland and Europe.
2min
20th April 2018

Reconciling risk sharing with market discipline

Prof. Bénassy-Quéré will discuss recent attempts by leading academics from France and Germany to overcome the differing approaches towards EMU reform in both countries.
2min
12th March 2018

The Macro Financial Environment in Ireland in 2018

In his address, Philip Lane discussed the macro-financial outlook for Ireland.
1min
8th March 2018

The Economic and Development Challenges Facing Russia

In his address to the IIEA, Jacques Sapir will discuss the challenges facing the Russian economic and development model in the coming years.
1min
16th January 2018

Mario Centeno becomes Eurogroup President: What does this mean for EMU?

On Saturday, 13 January, Mario Centeno, Portugal’s Finance Minister became Eurogroup President. What will his Presidency mean for the future of the Eurozone?
6min

Economics Publications

6th October 2017

UK Election Results and Economic Prospects

This briefing note, by IIEA Senior Fellow, Tony Brown, summarises recent developments in the UK and presents a snapshot of the British political and economic state of play since the election on 8 June 2017.
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30th June 2017

New Ideas – France, Germany and the Future of the Euro Area

This IIEA policy brief examines and compares the reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron and by the European Commission to solidify and strengthen the European economy. It analyses the prospects for a renewed Franco-German alliance and concludes by focusing on the potential implications of a restructured euro area for Ireland.
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7th April 2017

Capital Constraints – Balancing the EU Fiscal Rules with Ireland’s Capital Investment Needs

This IIEA policy briefing, Capital Constraints: Balancing the EU Fiscal Rules with Ireland’s Capital Investment, examines the main arguments that have been made as to whether or not fiscal rules contain an anti-investment bias that deters governments from pursuing large public spending projects. It also outlines a number of the alternative proposals put forward to incentivise capital expenditure within a rules based fiscal framework. This is a topic of particular relevance and importance to Ireland, which saw public capital expenditure cut significantly following the global financial crisis and subsequent sovereign debt crisis in Europe, and which has a particular need for public investment because of its fast growing economy and emerging demographic pressures.
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17th February 2016

European Recovery Project

Economic growth in the developed world has been slowing for decades. The Great Recession and the Euro crisis have further depressed Europe’s performance. In this paper, Dan O’Brien explores trends in the continent’s economic performance and suggests possible remedies. Despite the considerable uncertainties that exist around all policy options, he proposes a “Grand Bargain” to include a range of measures favoured across the political spectrum. Such a radical and wide-ranging response could push the European economy onto a higher growth trajectory.
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8th January 2016

Banking Union – Progress and Prospects

In this updated version of the IIEA’s October 2014 book, Pat McArdle, Chair of the IIEA’s Economists Group and Banking Union Group, describes the genesis of the Banking Union proposals in the context of the 2008 finanical crisis; explains Europe’s system of pan-euro area bank supervision and resolution; and assesses the prospects of the Banking Union as it stands. The IIEA is grateful to Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank, KPMG and Deloitte, whose support made this report possible. This book was formally launched at the IIEA on 27 November 2015, at the event Reforming Europe’s Financial Sector: Progress and Prospects, with speakers including Pat McArdle, Chair of the IIEA’s Banking Union project; Baroness Sharon Bowles, Former Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee; and Niall Bohan, Head of Unit for Capital Markets Union, of the European Commission.
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Economics Past Events

23rd October 2017

The Future of Eurozone Governance

The Eurozone crisis, and the period leading up to it, brought to light some fundamental flaws in the architecture of the single currency and highlighted the need for essential reforms, such as the Banking Union.
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12th October 2017

Is De-Globalisation Underway?

In an era where a growing number of voices oppose globalisation, Mr Lamy examined the likelihood of the emergence of a period of so-called ‘de-globalisation’.
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13th September 2017

Brexit and the UK Economy

In his address to the Institute, Professor Portes discussed the economic and political implications of Brexit for the UK. He assessed the short-term economic impacts of various scenarios for the current negotiations between the UK and the European Union, ranging from “chaotic Brexit” to a “velvet divorce”. He also examined the longer-term economic impacts on the UK, with a particular focus on immigration and labour mobility.
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18th July 2017

Brexit – a view from the City of London

As a financial services capitol London has benefitted greatly from the UK’s EU membership. However, after the UK leaves the EU in 2019 its financial services sector could lose access to the EU Single Market in services. In his address to the IIEA Jeremy Browne set out the views of the City of London Corporation on the post-Brexit future of London’s financial services sector.
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