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The Troika gave Ireland more autonomy over social security cuts than is commonly recognised

Hick, Rod (2017) The Troika gave Ireland more autonomy over social security cuts than is commonly recognised. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The so called ‘Troika’ of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund was frequently criticised during the Eurozone crisis on the basis that it had imposed austerity on countries requiring a bailout. But how accurate was this picture in reality? Drawing on new research in Ireland, Rod Hick writes that the nature of Troika supervision was quite different from the popular image: while the deficit reduction targets put Ireland in a fiscal straight-jacket, they allowed room for manoeuvre in terms of the precise tax rises and spending cuts that would be imposed to reduce the deficit.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70142

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