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  • The Environment Review 2012 

    CURTIS, JOHN A. (ESRI, 07/06/12)
    The Environment Review 2012 presents projections of environmental emissions covering the period to 2030. The projections, which are based on current policies, provide a baseline of projected emissions (e.g. greenhouse ...
  • Budget Perspectives 2012 

    CALLAN, TIM (ESRI, 13/10/2011)
    Over the last decade Irish tax policy has undergone dramatic shifts. As the economy boomed in the early 2000s, income tax rates were reduced, tax credits were increased and the standard rate band was widened. Social welfare ...
  • Portfolio Effects and Firm Size Distribution: Carbonated Soft Drinks 

    WALSH, PAUL PATRICK; Whelan, C. (Economic and Social Review, Editorial Board, 2002)
    We use rich brand level retail data to demonstrate that the firm size distribution in Carbonated Soft Drinks is mainly an outcome of the degree to which firms own a portfolio of brands across segments of the market, and ...
  • Challenges of Increased Wind Energy Penetration in Ireland 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (2004)
    Ireland is a facing a critical time in the formation of a robust renewable energy (RE) policy, due to its size, relative isolation, grid infrastructure, and fuel import dependency. The inherent intermittency and unpredictability ...
  • Ireland in EMU: More Shocks, Less Insulation? 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK; LEDDIN, ANTHONY (2006)
    Despite anchoring the Irish monetary system to a single currency, EMU has triggered sizable exchange rate and especially interest rate shocks to the Irish economy (albeit not appreciably greater than under previous regimes). ...
  • Wind Generation, Power System Operation and Emissions Reduction 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (2006)
    With increasing concern over global climate change, policy makers are promoting renewable energy sources, predominantly wind generation, as a means of meeting emissions reduction targets. Although wind generation does not ...
  • Competition and merger law and practice in Ireland: 1953-2002 

    Lyons, Patrick M. (2007)
    "The year 2003 constituted an important milestone in the history of competition law in Ireland. It was fifty years since the first competition legislation was enacted ? the Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1953 ? one of ...
  • Quantifying the Impact of Connection Policy on Distributed Generation 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (2007)
    Increasing connections for distributed generation (DG), and in particular wind generation, are being sought in power systems across the world. These increased applications present a significant challenge to the existing ...
  • Quantifying the total net benefits of grid integrated wind 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (2007)
    Throughout the world significant development is being encouraged in wind energy for electricity generation. A complete cost benefit analysis has been conducted in this paper on the impacts of grid connected wind generation. ...
  • Finance for All? Policies and pitfalls in expanding access 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK (World Bank, 2008)
    This volume reviews research evidence on the outreach of financial sectors in developing countries, and on the role of financial access in boosting economic performance. Failure to provide more households and small and ...
  • Partial credit guarantees: principles and practice 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK THOMAS (Elsevier, 2009)
    Partial credit guarantee schemes have experienced renewed interest from governments keen to promote financial access for small enterprises, not least as a response to the credit crunch in advanced economies. While the ...
  • The Role of Technology, Investment and Ownership Structure in the Productivity Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in Vietnam 

    NEWMAN, CAROL; NARCISO, GAIA (2009)
    This paper explores the productivity performance of the manufacturing sector in Vietnam between 2001 and 2007. Total Factor Productivity indices are computed using an index number approach and the productivity performance ...
  • The long or short of it: Determinants of foreign currency exposure in external balance sheets 

    LANE, PHILIP RICHARD (Elsevier, 2009)
    A major focus of the recent literature on the determination of optimal portfolios in open-economy macroeconomic models has been on the role of currency movements in determining portfolio returns that may hedge various ...
  • Estimating Historical Landfill Quantities to Predict Methane Emissions 

    LYONS, SEAN; TOL, RICHARD (ESRI, 2009)
    We estimate Irish historical landfill quantities from 1960 -2008 and Irish methane emissions from 1968-2006. A model is constructed in which waste generation is a function of income, price of waste disposal and, household ...
  • Irish Education Policy for a Globalised World: A Policy for Chasing Black & White Swans. 

    LARKIN, CHARLES; THIJSSEN, JACCO JOHAN JACOB (The Swan Group, 2009)
    The record decline of over 9% in Irish GDP in 2009 provides the backdrop to this important study. Government expenditure has grown rapidly in the Celtic Tiger era without much evidence of a value for money culture in any ...
  • Unit Commitment for Systems with Significant Wind Penetration 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (IEEE, 2009)
    The stochastic nature of wind alters the unit commitment and dispatch problem. By accounting for this uncertainty when scheduling the system, more robust schedules are produced, which should, on average, reduce expected ...
  • Inequality and the Crisis: The Distributional Impact of Tax Increases and Welfare and Public Sector Pay Cuts 

    WALSH, JOHN R; KEANE, CLAIRE; CALLAN, TIM (2010)
    The economic crisis impacts directly on the distribution of income via unemployment and private sector wages, but the way policy responds in seeking to control soaring fiscal deficits is also central to its distributional ...
  • Providing Quality Pharmacy Services: Good Intentions Are Not Enough 

    GORECKI, PAUL (ESRI, 2010)
    Elected representatives, like consumers, want reliable good quality medical services. Pharmacy services are no exception. Providing sound advice on which drug to take for a minor ailment, or the common side effects of a ...
  • The Effects of the Internationalisation of Firms on Innovation and Productivity 

    SIEDSCHLAG, IULIA; ZHANG, XIAOHENG (KEVIN) (2010)
    This paper examines the effects of the internationalisation of firms via foreign direct investment and trade on their innovation and productivity performance. Our econometric results suggest that foreign affiliates and ...
  • The Banking Sector and Recovery in the EU Economy 

    FITZGERALD, JOHN (2010)
    Banks within Europe have become larger and more international. We use a micro data set to investigate the impact of size on banks Net Interest Margin and show larger banks lower borrowing costs for firms which raises ...