The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland holds a unique place in the study of the Irish economy and Irish society. Since its foundation in the autumn of 1847 the Society has analysed the major changes that have taken place in population, employment, legal and administrative systems and social services No other single source provides such a comprehensive picture of social change over such a long period'. - from "The Spirit of Earnest Inquiry" by Mary E. Daly, 1997


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    • Business in a Compressed Economy 

      Brady, Gerard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
      COVID-19 has led to the sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory (OECD, 2020). The recent roadmap published by Government gives clarity on when sectors may expect to be allowed re-open again, but ‘normal’ ...
    • Covid19 and Inequality in Ireland: Initial Insights 

      Cohen, Shana (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
      The issue of low pay was important before the pandemic but has become even more visible because of unemployment rates and the necessity of government intervention. The data available before the pandemic indicate the ...
    • Covid19 and the Northern Irish Economy: Initial Insights 

      Lambe, Conor (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
      During today’s symposium, I'm going to share some thoughts on the initial impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the Northern Ireland economy, focusing on three broad areas. I will start by highlighting some points ...
    • Measuring the Economic Impact of Covid-19 in Real Time 

      Lydon, Reamonn (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
      The COVID-19 pandemic is a one-in-a-hundred year event. The economic consequences are unlike anything we have seen in modern times, in terms of scale, speed and depth of the shock. Restrictions to prevent the spread of ...
    • Income and Employment Impacts: Early Evidence from Administrative Data 

      Acheson, Jean (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
      This public policy brief uses newly available administrative data to examine the income and employment impacts of COVID-19 during the depths of the economy’s shutdown in 2020. It highlights the extent of labour market churn ...

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