Director’s Remarks, November 2016 NIER

Our Director’s Remarks at the Press Conference to launch the November 2016 National Institute Economic Review

Pub. Date
01 November, 2016
Pub. Type

"Despite all the talk of uncertainty we can certainly say that we live in interesting times. The country has been through a difficult referendum campaign, with a surprising result, a change of Prime Minister and heightened concerns of an immediate economic slowdown, which may have been militated against by the swift change of government, the delay in the triggering of Article 50 and an easing in monetary conditions. In the Introduction to the articles for this Review, I suggest that we are now in a position to re-consider our democratic institutions and the question facing us is whether the post referendum climate will prove to be sufficiently fertile to grow the kinds of institutions we need."