WS More or Less: Ireland’s Shock GDP figures

from  More or Less: Behind the Stats

Jul 22, 2016

The Irish Central Statistics Office has released figures showing that Ireland’s economy grew by 26% in 2015. That would make it the fastest growing economy in the world. But American economist Paul Krugman described this as “leprechaun economics” as this growth rate is so unrealistically high. More or Less explores how multinational companies with headquarters in Ireland have led to an accounting headache for working out the country’s GDP. Also, the mobile gaming app Pokemon Go has taken the ...more

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