Paul Krugman

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The CSO convened a review group, chaired by Central Bank governor Philip Lane, to address the problem

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) aims to remove the “leprechaun” from Irish economics with a modified measure of economic growth that adjusts for t(...)

US president Donald Trump,  stands with Theresa May, UK prime minister, while arriving at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s unedifying rush to embrace Donald Trump exposes several paradoxes about economic policy, the most prominent being their respective view(...)

 Donald Trump: The media is beginning to realise that   a neutral voice is a lame tool. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

There was a time when journalists who had left the industry for professional politics and then returned, were obliged to undergo quarantine – work at (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the 1916 Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony on April 24th, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

On Thursday this Christmas Week, the queues were out the door. They had to put crowd control barriers along the footpath on Bow Street to keep people (...)

Paul Krugman, field-marshal of an American left, wailed of Trump’s voters: “I don’t fully understand this resentment.” Why don’t the poor blame the conservatives? Photograph: Getty Images

I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all (...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016. Donald Trump barnstorms five states Sunday while Hillary Clinton implores her most fervent supporters to get to the polls, in a frenetic final 48-hour dash to the US presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Not many people – this columnist included – believed Donald Trump’s assertion that stocks would “go great” if he was elected president. But go great (...)

A dealer at the KEB Hana Bank in Seoul, South Korea. Financial markets hate uncertainty, and the prospect of a Trump presidency brings plenty of that. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

First Brexit. Then this. Lighting has just struck twice for the Irish economy. The Trump victory means a whole new set of uncertainties and risks for(...)

Nobel prize-winning economist and columnist Paul Krugman has warned that the world is “very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sig(...)

Michael Noonan and his Spanish counterpart, Luis de Guindos, on Monday at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

The Minister for Finance has called for an overhaul of the EU’s fiscal rules, claiming the system was overly complex and applied inconsistently in fav(...)

US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

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