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  • Contestability and European Community Air Transport Policy : Lessons from the US 

    Murphy, Susan T. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 1989)
  • An examination of regional disparity in the Republic of Ireland 1926-1996 

    Griffith, Bridget E. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2000)
    Regional disparity has long been a feature of the Irish economy and the thesis accordingly attempts to provide a comprehensive understanding of its nature and causes. First of all, the nature of regional disparity is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • An econometric analysis of Irish households' food expenditure patterns : Tobit, double-hurdle and infrequency of purchase approaches 

    Newman, Carol Frances (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
    In this thesis, the factors shaping Irish households’ meat and prepared meals expenditure decisions are analysed using the 1987/8 and 1994/5 Irish Household Budget Survey datasets. In Chapter 1 of this thesis, the changing ...
  • Trade and the international market for works of art 

    McAndrew, Clare (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
    This research analyses the forces shaping trade in the international market for works of art using both descriptive and econometric analysis. It also explores the institutional structure of the art trade specialising in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Value, money and risk : three essays 

    Li, Matthew C. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis comprises of three essays which explore the theories of value, money and risk. The first essay takes a theoretical approach to study the background of and the relationship between value, money and wealth. The ...
  • Export characteristics of Irish manufacturing enterprises 

    Sutherland, Julie M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2004)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate the export characteristics of enterprises, using the manufacturing sector of Ireland between 1991 and 1998 as a case study. The growth of Irish merchandise exports is considered to ...
  • Essays in macroeconomic theory 

    Gurdgiev, Constantin T. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on macroeconomic theory, broadly consisting of two topics. The first topic, covering Chapters 1-2, deals with the issues of repudiation risk and limited liability. The second topic ...
  • Chinese state-owned enterprises 

    McGoldrick, Peter Desmond Julian (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    The focus of this thesis is an empirical analysis of the process of operational reform and restructuring in Chinese state-owned enterprises, with a view to examining associated effects on performance, as well as the ...
  • 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 ...
  • An economic analysis of voting in Central and Eastern Europe 

    Doyle, Orla (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    The countries of Central and Eastern Europe have now experienced fourteen years of democratic rule and a market economy. In this time they have participated in a variety of elections while undertaking a series of economic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Export activity, specialisation and structural change 

    Lawless, Martina Anne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    This thesis examines the evolution of Ireland’s manufacturing exports. In particular, it focuses on the changing pattern of specialisation both of products and of destinations. The first two chapters examine specialisation ...
  • Industrial structures and labour market outcomes : an examination of Poland in transition 

    Sibley, Christopher W. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    This Thesis presents three papers. In our first paper we estimate the impact of transition on earnings inequality using data across Polish regions 1994-1997. Our central result is that earnings inequality is higher in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...