If procyclical domestic policies inflated Ireland’s economic bubble, procyclical austerity demanded by the troika which bailed it out makes Ireland’s recovery all the more remarkable.
Social Europe articles on the economy
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Reforming the digital economy so that it serves collective ends is the defining economic challenge of our time.
A genuine European Green New Deal must place social justice and ecological protection ahead of fiscal discipline and economic growth.
Support has been surging on both sides of the Atlantic for the idea of a Green New Deal. Time to turn it into action, and jobs, on the ground.
Ireland’s volatile economic path of recent decades has wider European policy implications. Part one: the ‘Celtic Tiger’ and its demise
The rise of populist nationalism throughout the west has been fuelled partly by a clash between the objectives of equity in rich countries and higher living standards in poor countries.
The consensus against German fiscal rebalancing is cracking—because the export demand which allowed it long to be avoided is looking shaky.
Guillaume Duval argues that Germany can see the end of ECB quantitative easing—if only it stops imposing austerity on the eurozone.
If Christine Lagarde is serious about greening the European Central Bank, she must not hide behind its mandate.
A European approach to the politics of climate change must integrate social justice, as climate neutrality will be costly but growth without end is unsustainable.
Not only is German animus towards Mario Draghi misplaced, Peter Bofinger argues. His stewardship of the European Central Bank has been a boon for the largest eurozone economy.
Some orthodox economists predicted fiscal austerity would build confidence and so foster recovery. Yet at the end of the lost eurozone decade recession looms once more.