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  • Macroeconomic risk and international financial markets 

    Corcoran, Aidan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2010)
    This thesis is composed of three essays addressing the use of financial markets to hedge or gain exposure to macroeconomic risk. The first essay examines the question of consumption risk sharing between countries. Theory ...
  • Measuring the efficiency of multi-level healthcare facilities with stochastic demand : a labour requirements frontier approach 

    Lordan, Grace (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    This thesis is concerned with estimating efficiency using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). It is argued that a classical SPA approach is the most appropriate technique for estimating efficiency scores for healthcare ...
  • Modelling the Dublin housing market : A time series analysis 

    O'Sullivan, Loretta (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
  • Money demand, network effects and self-selection : essays in development economicss 

    Calder, Tara A. McIndoe (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This thesis is comprised of three essays. The first one examines money demand and aid shocks in Zimbabwe, using a new dataset. Zimbabwe has recently experienced record hyperinflation of 80 billion percent a month. This ...
  • On the same boat: Three essays on the causes of pre-WWI Italian international migration 

    TORTORICI, GASPARE (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This thesis analyzes the causes of Italian mass international migration before the outbreak of WWI. While each chapter is a stand-alone paper that explores different motives and dynamics, there is a common quantitative ...
  • Perspectives on bank competition and the real economy 

    Ryan, Robert M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2014)
    The subject of this thesis is the empirical analysis of bank competition. An expanding collection of theoretical arguments suggests that the intensity at which banks compete with each other can influence their behaviour—and ...
  • Perspectives on social exclusion 

    Collins, Micheál L. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2006)
    Over the last decade the term 'social exclusion' has entered the academic and political vernacular. There, it has been seen as a broad, somewhat undefined, concept which more comprehensively captures experiences of ...
  • Potent ingredients : understanding uncertainty, volatility and macroeconomic performance 

    Curran, Michael (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2015)
    This thesis comprises of three related essays in international financial macroeconomics. The research centers on the relation between the volatility of interest rates at which small open economies borrow internationally ...
  • Self-organising skew distributions in an agent-based model with applications to Gibrat's Law 

    Nelson, Ana (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    Three models for the firm size distribution are implemented using an Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) framework, and a theory explaining the source of a skew firm size distribution in one of the models is proposed. The variable ...
  • Spatial networks, clustering and spillovers : lessons for development 

    Howard, Emma (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2013)
    The geographic clustering of manufacturing activity has long been recognised as facilitating the growth and prosperity of firms and regions alike. Empirical evidence however is limited, particularly in a developing country ...
  • Structural changes in agriculture : a critical analysis of Common Agricultural Policy reforms 

    Kažukauskas, Andrius (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This thesis focuses on the impact of European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms on structural change in the EU agricultural sector. The CAP is still the most integrated of all EU policies and consequently ...
  • Studies in preferences for public goods in Ireland 

    Delaney, Liam (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    This dissertation is based on two studies conducted in 2002 and 2004 analysing preferences for non-marketed activity in Ireland. The first study applies the contingent valuation method (CVM) to Irish public service ...
  • Studies on the application of the alpha-stable distribution in economics 

    Frain, John C. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2009)
    Bubbles, booms and busts in asset prices give rise to a considerable misallocation of resources when they are growing and the subsequent adjustment can be very long and painful. Yet, there is no accepted diagnosis of a ...
  • Tax planning by firms and tax competition by goverments 

    Moore, Padraig J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    This thesis investigates tax planning by firms and tax com petition by governments. We begin in Chapter 1 by outlining the background, motivation and plan of the thesis. Chapter 2 reviews the relevant existing literature. ...
  • The 2003 mid term review of the Common Agricultural Policy : a computable general equilibrium analysis for Ireland 

    Dixon, Janine Margaret (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2006)
    A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the Irish economy is built and used to analyse the 2003 Mid Term Review of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Mid Term review represents significant reform of agricultural ...
  • The bureaucrats's decision rule and government efficiency 

    Zhang, Mengyang (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2017)
    This thesis focuses on the decision problem of local bureaucrats and the impact on government performance. Chapter 1 outlines the context of the thesis and provide a description of the thesis structure. Chapter 2 investigates ...
  • The construction, calibration and interpretation of IMAGE, a CGE model of the Irish economy with particular focus on agriculture 

    O'Toole, Ronald Paul John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
    This thesis details the construction, calibration and interpretation of IMAGE, a CGE model of the hish economy. The name IMAGE is an acronym of “Irish Model of Agriculture, General Equilibrium”. This name captures the two ...
  • The determinants of repertoire diversity in non-profit theatre: an application to England and Germany 

    Neligan, Adriana Sonia (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2004)
    This thesis studies repertoire diversity and its possible determinants in non-profit theatre for two European countries, namely England and Germany. For this, extensive econometric analysis is carried out using specifically ...
  • The economic effect of direct payment support of Irish agriculture 

    Keeney, Mary Josephine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2000)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate some of the microeconomic effects of the application of direct payments (DPs) to support Irish agriculture. Chapter 1 outlines the context of direct income support as it is applied ...
  • The economics of electricity storage 

    Nyamdash, Batsaikhan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This thesis investigates the issues surrounding electricity storage systems from various perspectives. It assesses the impact on the power system operation and the resulting benefits for developers versus system operators. ...