Most economists support ‘Yes’ vote, says survey

Most economists support ‘Yes’ vote, says survey

A large majority of independent economists believe a 'Yes' vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum would be good for the Irish economy, according to a survey carried out by the consultancy firm Indecon.

The company says 91% of academics involved in the survey believed a 'Yes' vote would be better for the economy than a 'No' vote.

The experts from several universities and research institutes said ratification of the treaty would boost confidence in the Irish economy and help attract investment from abroad.

However, almost 40% said passing the treaty would not help solve the economic challenges facing Europe.

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