Policy Failures and the Irish Economic Crisis

  • Ciarán Michael Casey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-258

About this book


This book seeks to understand why almost all commentators on the Irish economy were unprepared for the scale of the recent economic crisis. It analyses the public contributions from a broad range of observers, including domestic and international agencies, academics, the newspapers and politicians. This approach gives new insights into the analytical and institutional shortfalls that inhibited observers from recognising the degree of the risk. The book demonstrates that most commentators were either impeded in what they could say, or else lacked the expertise to challenge the prevailing view. The findings have significant implications for a broad range of institutions, particularly the media and the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament).

Ciarán Casey is a specialist in modern Irish history and political economy.  He has previously worked as a researcher in both the International Development and technology sectors.


Financial Crises Financial History European Crisis Irish Economy IMF OECD European Commission Economic Analysis Ireland Finance Banking Regulation Central Bank of Ireland Research Institutes Irish Economy Economic Crises Celtic Tiger Academic Economists Mass Media Newspapers Economic Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Ciarán Michael Casey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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