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  • Essays in quantitative economic history 

    McDonagh, John M. N. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2014)
    The thesis explores three historical questions using novel datasets and the most up to date econometric methods available. The thesis is motivated by the growing success of economic history in addressing a range of issues ...
  • Essays on financial development and economic growth 

    Hosford, Fraser Walter (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on the relationship between financial development and economic growth. The thesis is introduced in Chapter One, which talks about the motivation for the thesis and outlines the structure ...
  • Essays on international capital flows 

    Mercado, Rogelio (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2017)
    The core of this thesis consists of three papers. Although independent, these papers highlight the importance of looking into foreign-driven capital flows in understanding the transition to and from various episodes of ...
  • Essays on international capital flows 

    Guerin, Selen Sarisoy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on international capital flows. The main motivation for this work was to address a number of relatively unexplored issues within this subject. Four topics were empirically analyzed ...
  • Essays on international capital markets 

    Hoffman, Mathias (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis concentrates on the macroeconomic effects of increased capital mobility in international capital markets. The focal points of attention encompass the relationship between capital flows and infrastructure, ...
  • Essays on international financial integration and the financial sector 

    Carvalho, Daniel (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2016)
    This dissertation encompasses four essays, which deal with issues related to the cross-border financial integration and the financialization of economies. The first essay analyses whether foreign bond buying of euro area ...
  • Essays on investment : cycles, imbalances and convexity 

    Hunt, John Colin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on public investment. The thesis is introduced in Chapter One which addresses the motivation for the thesis and outlines the structure of the document. Chapter Two addresses the topic ...
  • Essays on labour productivity, technical efficiency and foreign direct investment in Irish manufacturing industry 

    Ugur, Ali (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate the structural change that took place in the Irish manufacturing sector during the 1990s. Chapter 2 examines the patterns and growth of labour productivity and employment in Irish ...
  • Essays on productivity in Irish agriculture 

    O'Neill, Suzanne M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
    The focus of this thesis is the measurement of performance in Irish agriculture over the period 1984 to 1998. The methodology applied lies in the broad area of production economics and is located primarily in the ...
  • Essays on regional restructuring and the Polish labour market 

    Duffy, Fiona (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
    The fall of the iron curtain and the transition shock that Poland faced in the early 1990s necessitated substantial adjustments throughout the economy. Planners no longer dictated prices, trade, financial allocations or ...
  • Essays on regulatory instuments : leniency and anti-dumping 

    Marvão, Catarina (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2014)
    In this thesis I explore two specific regulatory instruments, from a theoretical standpoint and from an empirical perspective. In particular, I address the regulation of leniency in relation to EU and US cartels and the ...
  • Essays on the causes and consequences of international migration 

    Elsner, Benjamin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on the economic consequences of international migration. The first chapter studies the impact of emigration on wages in the sending countries. It exploits a change in the migration ...
  • Essays on the consequences of research and development for manufacturing firms in Ireland 

    Kearns, Allan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2001)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate some of the economic consequences for manufacturing firms of investing in research and development (R&D), using the Irish manufacturing sector as a case study. Chapter 1 outlines ...
  • Essays on the income, wealth and family tranfers of the older generation 

    Nivakoski, Sanna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three core chapters which contain empirical analyses of financial decision-making among older people. The chapters focus on pension coverage, retirees’ incomes and replacement rates, subjective life ...
  • Essays on the macroeconomic impact of financial openness 

    O'Donnell, Barry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis uses new data to examine the impact of a quantitative measure of international financial integration on various indicators of macroeconomic performance. Proponents of greater openness to financial flows maintain ...
  • Essays on the measurement and implications of trade liberalisation 

    Walsh, Keith (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    This thesis is an empirical analysis of the measurement and implications of trade liberalisation. Four core chapters cover the following areas: (i) the modelling of agricultural trade policy instruments; (ii) the determinants ...
  • Essays on voting behaviour. A historical perspective 

    Lehmann, Sibylle H. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    The present thesis consists of two parts. The first part contains two essays that study voting behaviour in general elections that took place before turning points in trade policy. They aim to shed light on why European ...
  • Estimating the income and socio-economic determinants of the demand for transport using household micro-data 

    Nolan, Anne Marie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the income and socio-economic determinants of transport demand, using Dublin as a case study. Chapter 1 sets the context by discussing the problem of excessive car use in urban ...
  • Estimation of production and demand functions for German, Austrian and Swiss non-profit theatres 

    Zieba, Marta (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the production technology and the economic determinants of demand for the performing arts. Both the demand and the production function are estimated using econometric linear regression ...
  • European multinational enterprises : a study of resource allocation 

    Murphy, Alan P. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    The aims of this thesis are to investigate the short run dynamics of labour reallocation; profit switching and potential pull factors on capital allocation of EU parent multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their European ...