"If anyone thought that the arrival of the euro would end interest in Irish macroeconomic developments, the events of the past six years has dispelled that illusion. (With this book) a new generation of Irish students will now be armed to help answer the biggest and most challenging economic policy question of today - how to consolidate the return to employment and income growth and manage down the burden of debt" Professor Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, 20th September 2013. A new examination of macroeconomics that deals with topics relating to economic growth, unemployment and inflation, with particular emphasis on contemporary Irish and European economic issues. * Introduces the principles of macroeconomic theory and policy in a clear and concise way, with particular emphasis on small, open economies. * Discusses the origins of the current 'Great Recession', the Troika agreement and the sustainability of Ireland's national debt. * Outlines alternative short- and long-run economic models and demonstrates how to use these models in evaluating today's economic issues. * Provides students with an evaluation of the long-run economic performance of the Irish economy, looking at the factors that led to the present crisis and the policies that will help us emerge from it. * Looks at Ireland's experience as a member of the euro area and the prospects for the euro area in light of the current crisis. Written For: Macroeconomics at undergraduate level in universities and Institutes of Technology Macroeconomics modules at postgraduate levelBiografía del autor:
Dr Anthony J. Leddin is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Prof. Brendan M. Walsh is Emeritus Professor, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
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