Ireland and the European Debt Crisis

Ireland and the European Debt Crisis

After 800 years of economic and cultural poverty, Ireland emerged in the 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe. Then the "Celtic Tiger" boom veered into a housing and credit bubble even bigger than that of the United States...

After 800 years of economic and cultural poverty, Ireland emerged in the 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe. Then the "Celtic Tiger" boom veered into a housing and credit bubble even bigger than that of the United States. Today, Ireland's massive debt is stirring fears of a another bailout from the European Union. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss how Ireland's woes are affecting Europe's economy and what the U.S. can learn from its experience.

Guests

David Lynch

senior writer with Bloomberg News and author of "When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out: The World's Most Resilient Country and Its Struggle to Rise Again."

Uri Dadush

senior associate and director in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, former director of international trade and former director of economic policy at the World Bank.

Lara Marlowe

U.S. correspondent for "The Irish Times"

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