Secular stagnation matters, and it comes from the interplay of a number of factors including demography, inequality, education and debt. In the Irish case, the evidence is mixed, but in the European case it is clear the risk of secular stagnation is real.
It's not time for the government to start doling out sweeties. There really aren't any.
Distributional concerns matter more than we generally assume.
Supply constraints don't get solved with increased lending for first time buyers.
Really: let's not get embroiled in the mistakes of the past.
Repeat after me: no return to the election-buying of the past.
Something I'm very proud of, even though I was a very, very small part of it, the health futures lab online exhibition.
They are getting something right in IGEES, and it's a good thing we should see more of.
Rules are resources in advanced societies, and they are set up to benefit one set of actors disproportionately. There's no longer a debate to be had about this. The real debate is what you do about it when those who make the rules benefit from those rules staying the same.
Implementation of policy matters more, in the end, than political management of policy.
It's Europe, stupid. We just can't assume away institutional details which will curb policy directions mooted by political parties.
Looking closely at the Wealth tax mooted by Sinn Féin. Time to take the party's economic policies seriously.
Domestic demand, wage growth, employment growth. These things matter. House prices just aren't a sign of a robust recovery.
Health care spending is not like other spending. When you given entitlements as a government, it is very, vary hard to take them back. The voting public are loss averse and will escort you out of you job as a government fairly quickly.