Some highlights, he is more optimistic about Ireland because
1. The fiscal adjustment has been done in more credible way, sooner than in Greece, Spain & Portugal
2. Ireland is more flexible, dynamic, entreprenuerial and has suffered less of a loss of competitiveness than the other PIIGS
3. There is light at the end of the tunnel for Ireland
He thinks it’s not going to be easy, but relative to other members of the Eurozone Ireland could end up doing better over time. He thinks that some countries may leave the Eurozone, reading between the lines, probably not Ireland.
No bio, some books worth reading – The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley .
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance -Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm