Capital Economics: Ireland's GDP Distorted, But It Might Not Matter

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Mark Melin
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Capital Economics says "Irish" firms in name only who offshore jobs and pay little tax are not contributing to the GDP to the same extent as firms that actually employ people in Ireland

Capital Economics says “Irish” firms in name only who offshore jobs and pay little tax are not contributing to the GDP to the same extent as firms that actually employ people in Ireland


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.