Economics

Economics Analysis


The Institute’s wide-ranging Economics Programme provides a platform for members to inform debate on the pressing economic issues of the day such as developments in international taxation and trade, the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), the changing regulatory landscape of the financial services sector and the growth of green and sustainable finance.


11th November 2020

Building Back Better: Sustainability Post-COVID-19

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs discusses the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in ‘building back better’ post-COVID-19.
2min
14th October 2020

The Eagle Eye of the ECB: The Role of the ECB in the Recovery of the Euro-area, past, present and future

Yves Mersch discusses the role of the ECB’s monetary policy measures in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and, beyond the crisis, will identify measures to shore up the Euro-area to make it resilient for the future.
2min
13th October 2020

Rebuilding the Economic Consensus: Learning from History and the Great Economists

By drawing on the lessons from history and key insights from history’s greatest economists, Professor Yueh examines ways to rebuild a new economic consensus suited for the current global economy.
1min
13th October 2020

A Keynote Address by William Hague

William Hague offers his perspective on the role of a post-Brexit UK in its neighborhood and the world.
1min
9th October 2020

Brexit and the Implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

This paper by Blair Horan examines the implementation of the Protocol, and the prospects for a successful outcome to the EU-UK negotiations
1min
7th October 2020

The Latest Northern Ireland Ports Traffic Statistics and Brexit

In this blog, Tom Ferris examines the possible effects of Brexit on NI port traffic, and discusses the extent to which Irish Companies are prepared for the post-Brexit world of 2021.
10min
29th September 2020

Digital Tax: Addressing the Challenges

Pascal Saint-Amans of the OECD addresses the IIEA on the implications of digitalisation for taxation and will discuss how the challenges can be addressed.
1min

Economics Publications

13th May 2020

Judging the Eurozone: The Role of National Courts and the European Court of Justice in adjudicating on Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union

Much of the EU’s constitutional evolution from the foundation of the single currency two decades ago to the present day has centred on Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In the years following the onset of the sovereign debt and banking crises in the EU, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was regularly called into action to adjudicate on matters pertaining to EMU, with important consequences for our present moment. In this research paper, Professor Gavin Barrett of the UCD Sutherland School of Law notes that crisis-era ECJ rulings concerning general Eurozone developments necessitated rapid constitutional development of the EU’s legal and institutional frameworks. For example, the ECJ upheld the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in Pringle and confirmed the legality of the ECB’s Outright Monetary Transactions programme in Gauweiler.
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2nd December 2019

Greening the European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is an important actor in the EU’s efforts to transition to carbon neutrality by 2050. In response to calls from the European Council and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the EIB has committed to scaling up its climate-related activities in order to become the EU’s dedicated climate bank. This briefing examines the EIB’s recent activities in support of climate action and considers the Bank’s capacity to finance the green transition in the EU.
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5th April 2019

Ireland and the Changing Global Foreign Direct Investment Landscape

In this paper for the IIEA, Frank Barry discusses five major developments in the external FDI landscape with a focus on their implications for the Irish economy.  
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30th October 2018

Cut to The Chase: US Corporate Tax Reform – The Implications for Ireland

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by US President Donald Trump on 22 December 2017. Given the substantial presence of US multinational companies in Ireland, the changes to the US tax code could have significant implications for the Irish economy. In this paper, Professor Frank Barry of Trinity College Dublin outlines the history of corporate tax policy in Ireland and the US and discusses how the systems interacted up to the time of the recent changes. The likely implications of the new US tax regime for inward FDI in Ireland are also considered.
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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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Economics Past Events

29th September 2020

Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformational – The German Strategy for Recovery in the EU

State Secretary Kukies discusses the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU in working towards economic recovery and long-term resilience.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Economics and International Climate Policies

Professor Edenhofer examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable economics and climate policies. He explains how a ‘European Fund for Climate Protection’ would safeguard climate investments.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and the future of monetary policy

In his address to the IIEA, Gabriel Makhlouf discusses COVID-19 and the future of monetary policy.
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16th September 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Economics and International Climate Policies

Professor Edenhofer examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable economics and climate policies. He explains how a ‘European Fund for Climate Protection’ would safeguard climate investments.
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