Thursday, September 20, 2012

upcoming economics seminar

NERI Seminar: A Budget for Growth and Equality – presentation of the 3rd NERI Quarterly Economic Observer (Autumn 2012).

The NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) will hold a seminar on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 3pm (note earlier starting time than usual) entitled A Budget for Growth and Equality – presentation of the 3rd NERI Quarterly Economic Observer (Autumn 2012).

The NERI seminar series aims to provide a forum for the presentation of research on topics of relevance to Irish public policy (North and South) and will take the format of a presentation of the research followed by a questions and answers/discussion. The series will continue throughout 2012/13.

The seminars are open to all who are interested and are free to attend.

Details of the next seminar are:

Dr Tom Healy, Dr Micheál Collins and Dr Rory O’Farrell, Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)
INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 (directions available at
3pm Wednesday 26th September
Following an outline of a five-year fiscal adjustment from 2012 to 2017 (Summer QEO) we focus, in this Quarterly, on the specific details of an alternative budgetary strategy in the Republic of Ireland for the year 2013, only. This is offered in the wider context of on-going public debate in the lead-up to the presentation by the Minister for Finance of next year’s Budget in December 2012. In our view the priorities for Budget 2013 should be:
·        Maintenance of current levels of public capital programme investment and direction of additional investment under a new stimulus programme towards priority areas of infrastructure in combination with other sources of funding;
·        Avoidance of further harm to employment and domestic demand;
·        Protection of the incomes of the most economically vulnerable households in the State; and
·        Targeted additional and moderate increases in taxation of high-income and high-wealth households.

Keywords: Equality, Employment, Growth

To register your interest in attending and for further details please e-mail

Please forward to others who may be interested in attending these seminars.

Further seminars are planned and details will be circulated in advance of these seminars.

The NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) is a new research company/think-tank on the Irish Economy launched in March 2012 and funded by a number of unions affiliated to the ICTU. It aims ‘to influence policy outcomes that have the greatest effect on the achievement of equity and fairness in the political economy on the Island of Ireland, to the benefit of working people, their families and communities and the enhancement of the quality of life of all people living on the island of Ireland, through the provision of high-quality macro and micro economic research and analyses, awareness raising and capacity building programmes’. The website of the institute is:

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