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# Economics

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Column: The discipline of economics has lost its way because of a basic misunderstanding
The relationship between ethics and economics is long-standing – we’ve just been ignoring it, writes Robert Grant.
Anglo board usually met 8-10 times a year - but they met 33 times in 2008
The court at the Anglo trial heard how the share price of the bank dropped dramatically from more than €17 euro to less than 20 cent.
Here's what economists think is going to happen to Europe
The news is… well, mixed.
Column: Don't be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics
With the World Economic Forum under way, let’s remember that economists have powerful mathematical tools at their disposal which, like all tools, are means to ends. What those ends are depends on our values, writes Robert Grant.
European stocks mixed as Chinese economy growth slows down
Dublin, Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris all slid today, as China’s growth forecast dropped by 0.1 per cent.
Poll: Does today's bailout exit make you feel any better?
Thought we’d ask.
Damien Kiberd: We recover part of our sovereignty - but banks still losing their senses
The target borrower for banks is often a high net worth individual living overseas: ordinary owner-occupiers can go and whistle.
The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.
Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea
“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”
The most overused business words of 2013
Moving forward, we want to concept a seamless social media strategy in the cloud. YOU WHA’?
Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.
Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.
China exchange hatches plan for egg futures
Chinese commodities stock exchange is literally trading in eggs since yesterday.
Gilmore: 'We were determined that Ireland would be Europe’s success story'
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke at the SDLP Conference today where he also addressed issues of peace and reconciliation in the north.
Column: Behavioural economics holds a mirror to the human mind
Conventional economics assumes people can easily and dispassionately calculate the pros and cons of their decisions, but most of us fall somewhere between Mr Spock and Homer Simpson when it comes to logical thinking.
Poll: Should Ireland accept a post-bailout credit line, just in case?
The IMF have suggested that this kind of safety net is needed, although the Irish government is hesitant.
Column: Why study economics?
At the heart of economics is human behaviour; an understanding of economics therefore provides an insight into the factors that shape society and influence the success of your business or career.
Money getting you down? A psychologist is giving free advice on how to handle stress
Psychologist Shane Martin is holding a free talk entitled “How to Cope with the Stress of Debt” this week.
Column: Does minimum alcohol pricing make (economic) sense?
Basic microeconomics teaches us that price controls are a bad policy decision and alcohol is no exception to the rule, writes Luke McGrath.
Nobel Prize winner reponsible for two of most important economic charts in recent decades
Robert Shiller compiles two charts and makes them free for the public – and these charts predicted the dotcom bubble and the property bubble.
Outside Dublin: How Budget 2014 will affect us all paid a visit Cork to see what the city’s hopes and fears are ahead of this week’s budget.
How 9 countries saw inflation evolve into hyperinflation
These crises mostly occurred after World War II, and in Latin American during the 1980s. Here’s why.
Column: Having a home is a basic need that's slipping beyond people's reach
A fresh and compassionate approach is needed for Budget 2014 to help thousands of families who are in danger of losing their homes, writes SR Stanislaus Kennedy.
Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump
“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new columnist Damien Kiberd.
There's an incredible lack of inflation in eurozone... and the world right now
Despite the perception that central banks are pumping money frantically, inflation rate debunks this.
Extract: This crisis shows the old ways have failed – and we’re on the cusp of new discoveries
I am an economics student, so you might be surprised to hear that I’m somewhat optimistic about our future. Why? Because we are passing through a unique window of opportunity to change our world, writes Robert Nielsen.
Column: Germany leads the European Union now – but it wasn’t always that way
The American push for unity of the German allied ‘zones’ following WWII was responsible for sealing Germany’s eventual economic – and political – ascendency over its neighbours, writes Darren Lawlor.
Column: If we work together, global poverty can be abolished by 2030
The recipe to fight world poverty is working, writes Hans Zomer, who says global levels of extreme poverty have already fallen to half what they were 13 years ago thanks to focused efforts by the international community.
Book claims conventional pregnancy 'wisdom' is wrong
Pregnant college professor decided to crunch the data on commonly-held perceptions about what to eat, drink and how to behave in general when carrying a baby.
Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public
The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.
Aaron McKenna: We've entered recession – again – because brave decisions are not being taken
Ireland has just entered its fourth recession since the crisis began – and what is our government doing about it? Waiting for Europe to sort out the mess, writes Aaron McKenna.
Ireland's tax levels could be higher, suggests ESRI
Researchers at the ESRI said other EU countries bring in extra revenue by applying higher income tax rates for everyone – not just the higher earners.
Declan Ganley wants Ireland to have flat income tax for all
The Libertas founder was at a public meeting to investigate the possibility of setting up a new political movement.
Ganley: No political party represents the moderate, pro-life constituency
Businessman Declan Ganley is holding a public meeting next week as efforts to form a new political party gather pace but he is coy on whether or not he’ll definitely form a new party.
Column: People don’t trust Europe – but that can be changed
The EU can restore trust by pursuing evidence-based policies that will put people first – namely by setting targets for the real economy, humanitarian aid, and social justice, writes Tom McDonnell.
Historian Niall Ferguson apologises for 'stupid' remarks about Keynes
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson had suggested that Keynes didn’t think enough about what happens to future generations because he had no children and was gay.
Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh
Vietnam – working on improving technology, conditions and pay – is proving more attractive to brands who want to protect their consumer reputation.
Leading pro-austerity academic paper may have included fatal Excel error
A 2010 paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff found that growth falls dramatically as debt increases. Or does it?
International students flock to Greece to study crisis
The country has become a case study for those studying economics, political science and journalism.
Column: The 'vulture fund' eyeing Argentina - and what it means for other indebted states
A New York court will today influence the economic future of Argentina in a case that will have wide-ranging ramifications for other indebted nations, writes Nessa Ní Chasaide.
Chinese 'Dubai' turns into deserted island
Phoenix Island was the epitomy of a property boom – now it stands quiet and desolate and unlucky owners are ‘desperate’ to sell.