Posts by Dan Bailey & John Barry

Dr Dan Bailey, SPERI and Professor John Barry, Queen’s University Belfast

The hollowness of GDP: The case of Ireland

Ireland’s GDP statistics highlight the disconnect between ‘official’ growth and the real economy, and raise questions about the nature of growth itself In the last decade, the prominence afforded to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in political discourse has increasingly been challenged by a series of social and environmental critiques. These critiques – made by the likes of Wilkinson and Pickett, … Continue reading

22 September 2016 by Dan Bailey & John Barry
Categories: Inequality, SPERI Comment, Tax Tags: , ,