Ireland : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 10, 2012

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Selected Issues paper describes the nexus between household wealth, saving, and consumption, and provides estimates for the medium-term path of household saving and consumption. The paper also discusses to what extent the credit market frictions are holding back Ireland's economic recovery. Under current macroeconomic assumptions, the savings rate is expected to decline. Households have rapidly accumulated debt during boom times, and incomes and asset values have declined severely during the crisis. The Executive Board welcomes the country’s efforts toward economic recovery.

Series:

Country Report No. 12/265

Subject:

Frequency:

Annually

English

Publication Date:

September 10, 2012

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475510461/1934-7685

Stock No:

1IRLEA2012004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

74

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