Tuesday January 28, 2020

Economist Krugman dismisses Irish recovery

The Nobel-winning US economist Paul Krugman has described Ireland's economic recovery as "disappointing".

17th May, 2013
"A few more such strong recoveries and there will be no jobs left at all."

The Nobel-winning US economist Paul Krugman has described Ireland's economic recovery as "disappointing".

In a [blog post](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/that-hideous-strength/) in the New York Times today, Krugman dismisses apparently healthy Irish export figures, saying "a lot of the apparent rise in productivity was just a shift to pharma companies that produce a lot of reported value-added but add little to the Irish economy."

"My impression is that Ireland has been proclaimed a...

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