Ireland has been subject to a great deal of international criticism of its corporate tax regime. While Irish people might feel defensive about this, there are good grounds for at least some of this criticism. Together with a small number of other Irish economists (see here and here), I have long argued against Ireland’s reliance […]
David Jacobson is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Dublin City University. He is associated with the Dublin think tank, TASC, and was the chair of its Industrial Policy Commission which produced the book, The Nuts and Bolts of Innovation: New Perspectives on Irish Industrial Policy. For TASC he also edited the forthcoming book, Upsetting the Apple Cart: Tax-based Industrial Policy in Ireland and Europe.