Greece and Ireland: A comparison of their economic policies and economic prospects

Michael Mitsopoulos & Theodore Pelagidis

Published: December 2011

In this short paper, we deal with a comparison of the economic policies that Ireland and Greece have followed since the early 1990s on four fronts. We do that in four sections correspondingly. We begin with the general macroeconomic environment and policies’ comparison. We continue with the public-sector finances policies. After that, we deal with the structural policy reforms pursued in both countries in the last 20 years, following which we continue with taxation policies. Finally, we conclude, focusing on the prospects of both countries to exit the crisis.

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