IBEC Talk: March 2012

I gave a talk this morning on the outlook for the Irish economy to IBEC‘s national council. You can find the slides here as a PowerPoint slide show and here as a grimier PDF.  Some charts were borrowed from NTMA’s recent (very green!) presentation and also one from a Citi report. Imitation, flattery and all that.

I don’t claim to have the time or expertise to do short-term forecasting of the Irish economy but I’ll note that one data point that is more positive than I had assumed when giving the talk this morning was the increase in seasonally-adjusted employment in the QNHS release.