Recent Submissions

  • Experiences from the United Kingdom in the regulation of privatised utilities 

    Kay, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    As Ireland embarks on a programme of privatisation and liberalisation of markets, it may be informative to reflect on the experiences of the UK on competition, privatisation and regulatory issues in the utilities sector ...
  • Productivity growth in Irish agriculture 

    Matthews, Alan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    Agricultural productivity growth is an important parameter in assessing the likely competitiveness of Irish agriculture in the more market-oriented environment that the industry will face in the next decade. Although ...
  • Economic restructuring, urban change and regeneration: the case of Dublin 

    Drudy, P. J.; Punch, Michael (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    This paper examines the impact of international economic restructuring and globalisation in urban areas, with particular reference to Ireland?s capital city, Dublin. These trends, often depicted as unproblematic, have ...
  • Targeting need: a methodological review of a socioeconomic urban regeneration initiative in Belfast 

    McKibben, Tony (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The problems of social exclusion currently occupy centre stage in the thinking of government in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Considerable efforts are being made to assess the extent of the problem ...
  • Evaluating labour market interventions 

    O?Neill, Donal (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The high growth rates experienced in Ireland over the last 10 years has resulted in a tightening of the labour market which is reflected in the number of unfilled vacancies reported by firms. At the same time wage ...
  • An experimental indicator to forecast turning points 

    Dalton, Padraig; Keogh, Gerard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The Business Cycle in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) describes the recurring cycles of expansion and slowdown in overall economic well being. A Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) is a small group of important economic ...
  • The importance of structural change in industry for growth 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The paper documents ongoing job creation and job destruction within 3- digit Irish manufacturing sectors over the period 1973 to 1994. Within sectors of low-technology manufacturing, this was due to the gradual development ...
  • Volatility and the Euro: an Irish perspective 

    Cotter, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    How volatile is the euro currency? Given Ireland?s open economy status and its strong trading dependency on economies outside the euro area, understanding this question is vital. The paper analyses the volatility levels ...

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