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Greece and Ireland


  • Michael Mitsopoulos
  • Theodore Pelagidis


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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  • Michael Mitsopoulos & Theodore Pelagidis, 2011. "Greece and Ireland," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 12(4), pages 109-120, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:wej:wldecn:497

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