The Irish Economy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?

23 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2011 Last revised: 28 Aug 2012

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Constantin Gurdgiev

Trinity College, Dublin; Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado

Brian M. Lucey

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin; Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance; Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Ciaran Mac an Bhaird

Dublin City University

Lorcan Roche-Kelly

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 3, 2011

Abstract

We examine the three interlinked Irish crises: the competitiveness, fiscal and banking crises, showing how all three combined to lay a lethal trap for Ireland. Starting from a point of economic balance, a series of poor government decisions led to the country once dubbed the Celtic tiger become the second eurozone state after Greece to seek a bailout, with the EFSF/IMF intervening in late 2010.

Keywords: debt, banking, bond yields, fiscal, Ireland, IMF, bailout

JEL Classification: F34, G15, G20, E60

Suggested Citation

Gurdgiev, Constantin and Lucey, Brian M. and Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán and Roche-Kelly, Lorcan, The Irish Economy: Three Strikes and You’re Out? (March 3, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1776190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1776190

Constantin Gurdgiev

Trinity College, Dublin ( email )

Trinity College
Dublin 2

Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado

800 17th St Campus Box 128
Greeley, CO 80639
United States

Brian M. Lucey (Contact Author)

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin ( email )

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Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance ( email )

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Vietnam

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics ( email )

South Lushan Road
Nanchang, Jiangxi 330013
China

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird

Dublin City University ( email )

Ireland 9
Dublin 9, leinster 9
Ireland

Lorcan Roche-Kelly

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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