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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modelling the Dublin housing market : A time series analysis 

    O'Sullivan, Loretta (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
  • A theoretical and empirical analysis of bequest motives 

    Stull, Graham (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
  • 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 ...
  • Institutional and empirical essays on regulatory impact assessment 

    Lyons, Seán (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    This thesis is concerned with institutional arrangements and empirical tools that may be used to assess the impact of regulation on the economy, and thereby improve regulatory policymaking. We start in Chapter 2 with a ...
  • 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 ...
  • An econometric analysis of Irish households' Food Away From Home (FAFH) expenditure patterns 1994-2000 

    Keelan, Conor (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    In this thesis, the factors shaping Irish households’ Food-Away-From-Home (FAFH) expenditure decisions are analysed using the 1994/5 and 1999/2000 Irish Household Budget Survey datasets. Chapter 1 outlines why FAFH is ...
  • Equity in Irish health care financing 

    Smith, Samantha, 1975- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    Equity is a central principle in Irish health policy and there is increasing political interest in altering the health financing structures in order to improve equity in the system. However, investigations of equity in ...
  • Empirical essays in international macroeconomics 

    Bénétrix, Agustín S. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2009)
    This thesis is composed of three essays. The first one examines cases in which there is a large shift in a country's net foreign asset position due to the re-valuation of its foreign assets and / or foreign liabilities. ...