Economics Analysis

The Institute’s wide-ranging Economics Programme provides a platform for members to inform debate on the pressing economic issues of the day such as developments in international taxation and trade, the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), the changing regulatory landscape of the financial services sector and the growth of green and sustainable finance.

3rd June 2021

The Untapped Potential of the Single Market for Irish Enterprise

This webinar, which is the first in the Europe is Our Future series, co-organised by the IIEA and Enterprise Ireland, explores the previously untapped opportunities for Irish businesses within the Single Market.
26th May 2021

Boosting the American Economy: Implications for Ireland and Transatlantic Relations

Congressman Richard Neal, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, offers his reflections on the economic agenda of the Biden-Harris Administration, with particular regard to global corporate tax reform and the COVID-19 recovery stimulus package.
26th May 2021

Europe and the Global Economy

As part of the IIEA’s 30th Anniversary celebration, Minister Donohoe and Prof. Lane reflect on the transformation of Europe’s economy over the past 30 years and look ahead to pressing challenges.
14th May 2021

The US and the Global Economy

Dr Summers shares his insights on the $1.9tr COVID-19 recovery stimulus package, proposed US corporate tax reforms and implications for the transatlantic economy, and he offers some reflections on US-China economic relations.
14th May 2021

Finance for the Future: A Europe Day Address by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness

Commissioner McGuinness reflects on the impact of the COVID pandemic on how we bank and access finance and assesses the role of the financial system in meeting our Green Deal goals for a more green and digital future.
11th May 2021

Monetary Policy in Transition

In his address to the IIEA, Governor of the Bank of Portugal Mário Centeno assesses the monetary and fiscal policy responses of the European Union to the Coronavirus pandemic.
14th April 2021

The Transatlantic Economy: An Economic Outlook for 2021

As the Biden Administration settles in, the IIEA is delighted to welcome to Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan to share analysis from their annual Transatlantic Economy survey, commissioned by AmCham EU.
31st March 2021

Digital to Drive Irish & European Recoveries?

Casper Klynge, Vice President for European Government Affairs at Microsoft, discusses the role that digital technologies can play in driving Irish and European economic recovery.

Economics Publications

13th May 2020

Judging the Eurozone: The Role of National Courts and the European Court of Justice in adjudicating on Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union

Much of the EU’s constitutional evolution from the foundation of the single currency two decades ago to the present day has centred on Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In the years following the onset of the sovereign debt and banking crises in the EU, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was regularly called into action to adjudicate on matters pertaining to EMU, with important consequences for our present moment. In this research paper, Professor Gavin Barrett of the UCD Sutherland School of Law notes that crisis-era ECJ rulings concerning general Eurozone developments necessitated rapid constitutional development of the EU’s legal and institutional frameworks. For example, the ECJ upheld the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in Pringle and confirmed the legality of the ECB’s Outright Monetary Transactions programme in Gauweiler.
2nd December 2019

Greening the European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is an important actor in the EU’s efforts to transition to carbon neutrality by 2050. In response to calls from the European Council and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the EIB has committed to scaling up its climate-related activities in order to become the EU’s dedicated climate bank. This briefing examines the EIB’s recent activities in support of climate action and considers the Bank’s capacity to finance the green transition in the EU.
5th April 2019

Ireland and the Changing Global Foreign Direct Investment Landscape

In this paper for the IIEA, Frank Barry discusses five major developments in the external FDI landscape with a focus on their implications for the Irish economy.  
30th October 2018

Cut to The Chase: US Corporate Tax Reform – The Implications for Ireland

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by US President Donald Trump on 22 December 2017. Given the substantial presence of US multinational companies in Ireland, the changes to the US tax code could have significant implications for the Irish economy. In this paper, Professor Frank Barry of Trinity College Dublin outlines the history of corporate tax policy in Ireland and the US and discusses how the systems interacted up to the time of the recent changes. The likely implications of the new US tax regime for inward FDI in Ireland are also considered.
6th October 2017

UK Election Results and Economic Prospects

This briefing note, by IIEA Senior Fellow, Tony Brown, summarises recent developments in the UK and presents a snapshot of the British political and economic state of play since the election on 8 June 2017.

Economics Past Events

26th March 2021

Completing the Banking Union: Next Steps and Challenges Ahead

Isabelle Vaillant provides a regulatory perspective on the reforms that are required to complete the banking union.
19th March 2021

A Regulatory Perspective on the Capital Markets Union (CMU)

In his address to the IIEA, Steven Maijoor, Chairperson of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), provides a regulatory and supervisory perspective on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) and its implications for EU investors, consumers, and businesses.
10th March 2021

Recommendations for a Sustainable & Fair Recovery in Ireland and Europe

This joint IIEA and European Commission seminar discusses the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations in the context of an increased focus on how to deliver a smart, sustainable and fair recovery.
10th February 2021

Reforming the ESM – Implications for European Financial Stability and Resilience

Klaus Regling examines the implications of reforms to the ESM for financial stability and resilience in Europe.