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RTÉ Brainstorm – A history of Irish budgets

Whitaker Institute member Dr Aidan Kane, of the Macroeconomics and Finance cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at  the history of Irish budgets. A history of Irish budgets “The Minister for Finance has the weight of the past, and not just expectations of the future, on his shoulders” Opinion:… | Read on »

Modelling real-time changes to income distribution during the Covid-19 emergency

The Covid-19 emergency has provided a shock to societies unlike anything in recent memory. Often lacking good information, governments have had to formulate policy responses in a fog of uncertainty. The policy-imposed shutdown has had significant implications for the income of households, with differing effects across the income distribution. Governments have responded with temporary income… | Read on »