Lectures delivered under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded by the bequest of John Barrington, Esq.) with the collaboration of the Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland.

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  • Destinations of Irish Exports: A Gravity Model Approach 

    Lawless, Martina (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    This paper uses a gravity model approach in order to analyse the geographical patterns of Irish exports. The gravity model in international trade has been demonstrated to be an extremely robust empirical method. The gravity ...
  • Well-being under conditions of abundance: Ireland from 1990-2007 

    Delaney, Liam (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2009)
    This paper examines the health and well-being of the Irish population in the late 20th century, the period popularly referred to as the Celtic Tiger. This period saw unprecedented increases in economic activity in Ireland. ...
  • Wage inflation and structural unemployment in Ireland 

    Keeney, Mary J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    In this paper we represent structural unemployment by relating observed unemployment to wage inflation. An estimated series for the non-accelerating wage rate of unemployment (NAWRU) shows that the unemployment gap between ...
  • Association rule analysis of CAO data 

    McNicholas, P. D. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    Central Applications Office (CAO) application data is analysed using a data mining technique, association rule mining, to investigate relationships between course choices across applicants. The role of gender as a factor ...
  • Ireland's recent productivity performance 

    O'Toole, Ronnie (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    This paper examines the reasons for the recent divergence in US and European productivity performance. The paper shows that the structure of European industry is ill suited to the challenge of innovation which has to be ...
  • Profits and wages in Ireland, 1987-1996 

    Lane, Philip R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    A striking feature of the Irish economic resurgence since 1987 has been a major factor income shift away from labour and towards capital. (The profit share has increased from 25.1 per cent in 1987 to 34.8 per cent in 1996.) ...
  • Economic development in Ireland 

    Oldham, C.H. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1900)
    In laying before the members of this Society some considerations regarding the very wide subject of "Economic Development in Ireland," I have in view the situation created by the Agriculture and Technical Instruction ...
  • The fluctuating character of modern employment. 

    Oldham, C.H. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1896)
    I could not but feel how much Political Economy is unfairly discredited by the fact that the authoritative text-books within the reach of the ordinary reader are quite out-of-date upon many modern problems of great ...
  • The development of local government in Ireland 

    Horgan, John J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1946)
    Although I am only a new recruit to the ranks of this Society I have noticed that your proceedings are, as a rule, more concerned with the first rather than the second object of your title. I propose this evening to make ...
  • The impact of the war upon Irish economy 

    Meenan, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1940)
    The European war has given rise to many speculations, generally vague but almost always gloomy, upon its probable effects on Irish economic life. It is certain that the war has already brought about changes in our trade; ...
  • Preliminary notes on the Census of Population in Northern Ireland, 1937 

    Meenan, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1937)
    The second Census of the Six Counties of Northern Ireland was taken on February 28th, 1937. The preliminary figures of that Census have now been published, and it will be of some interest to discover how far they disclose ...
  • Aspects of the agricultural crisis at home and abroad 

    Johnston, Joseph (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1935)
    A Barrington Lecture on the above subject has recently been given in Cork, Enniscorthy, Limerick and Sligo, and this paper represents the further elaboration of the material collected for that lecture. The paper itself ...
  • Are Irish households and corporations over-indebted - and does it matter? 

    Kearns, Allan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2004)
    Household and corporate indebtedness has soared in recent years and is now at historically high levels. The market for credit today is unrecognisable compared with just 30 years ago when, in the national economic interest, ...
  • National transport problems 

    Johnston, Joseph (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1930)
    The object of this Paper is to direct attention to certain important economic facts affecting our transport system, and provide where possible a statistical measurement of those facts. The treatment is neither comprehensive ...
  • The revealed comparative advantage of Irish exports of manufactures 1969-1982 

    Thornhill, Donal J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1988)
    This paper outlines the results of an empirical study of the repealed comparative advantage of Irish exports of manufactures during the period 1969-1982. The concept of comparative advantage is central to the theory of ...
  • Hysteresis and the natural rate of unemployment in Ireland 

    Lee, George (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1990)
    Conventional Keynesian or Classical macroeconomic theories must be considered inadequate to explain unemployment experiences such as the Irish one. Rigidities that one might associate with fixed contracts, or even adjustment ...
  • The development of yield curves for the Irish securities market 

    Joyce, Alan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1991)
    This paper outlines the results of work carried out for an M.Sc. Thesis in Trinity College Dublin. This work involved the investigation of the development of Yield curves for the Irish securities Market during the period ...
  • Sustainable development - the challange for Irish economic policy-makers 

    McCoy, Daniel A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1993)
    Sustainable development has become a key phrase during the last decade in development and environmental literature. Governments and international bodies have adopted the goal of sustainable development with surprising ...
  • Financial deregulation and Irish consumption behaviour 

    Lucey, Siobhan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1996)
    The objective of this study is to assess whether financial deregulation has had a statistically significant effect on Irish consumption behaviour. Specifically, the study asks whether financial deregulation has affected ...
  • Innovation policy in Ireland: economic ideas and institutional diversity 

    Kane, Aidan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1999)
    For academic economists, the questions `what are the sources of technological progress?? and `to what extent can policy assist innovation?? appear now to be increasingly almost co-extensive with the central question of ...

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