Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • The transformation of the Irish labour market: 1980-2003 

    Walsh, Brendan M. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2004)
    Traditionally characterised as a labour-surplus economy, Ireland was transformed during the 1990s. An impressive rate of employment growth led to a reduction in the unemployment rate from 15.7% to 4% between 1988 and ...
  • Modelling the factors associated with deadweight and displacement: an Irish industrial policy evaluation 

    Lenihan, Helena (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2004)
    Evaluating industrial policy interventions has become a growing theme for academics and policymakers. Evaluation should explore the `counter-factual?; this involves examining the related phenomena of deadweight and ...
  • Sensible tax policies in open economies 

    Hines, James R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2004)
    This paper evaluates the design and the desirability of business taxes in small open economies, in light of evidence of the impact of taxation on the activities of multinational firms. The high degree of international ...

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