Recent Submissions

  • Institutional Design and Irish Political Reform 

    Hardiman, Niamh (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 exposed significant weaknesses in Irish decision-making and policy implementing processes. In contrast with other European countries in the grip of crisis, the political ...
  • Structural Economic Change in Ireland 1957-2006: Statistics, Context and Analysis 

    Quill, Patrick; Teahon, Paddy (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The fifty years since the publication of Economic Development has been a time of change and growth for Ireland. Analysis of the development of the structural composition of the economy in this period requires a consistent ...
  • An Exploration of the Nordic Model 

    de Buitleir, Donal (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In this paper I examine the social and economic system which is generally known as the Nordic Model and compare this with the Irish case. The analysis is limited to Denmark, Finland and Sweden as Norway and Iceland may be ...
  • Trends and Patterns in Cancer Mortality in Northern Ireland 

    Donnelly, D.W.; Gavin, A.T. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    Cancer is a major public health issue in Northern Ireland with one in three of the population developing some form of the disease by the time they reach 75 years. However in many ways cancer is a misunderstood disease with ...
  • Ireland and the Global Financial Crisis: Growth, Volatility and Financial Development 

    Byrne, Julie (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    I examine the impact that a decline in financial development could have on Ireland.s growth performance in light of the current credit crisis. A Markov-switching model with time-varying transition probabilities is applied ...
  • A new fiscal framework for Ireland 

    Lane, Philip R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    Pro-cyclicality in Irish fiscal policy has contributed to macroeconomic volatility over recent decades. Accordingly, this paper seeks to identify institutional mechanisms that can improve the performance of fiscal policy ...
  • The Magnitude of the Problem 

    Croughan, David (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework document accompanying the April 2009 Supplementary Budget detailed the measures that had been taken since July 2009 to address the weakening public finances.
  • Economic and Fiscal Policy since 1997: What Caused the Crisis and How Should It Be Rectified? 

    Horan, Blair (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In this paper I propose to examine the background to the current crisis which involves both a contraction in the economy due in part to the global crisis, and a collapse in the tax base due to the disappearance of property ...
  • Fiscal Adjustment and Macroeconomic Re-balancing in Ireland 

    McCarthy, Colm (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In the five quarters from 2008 Q1 to 2009 Q2, Ireland.s real GNP, seasonally adjusted, has fallen by 13.5%. The unemployment rate has risen by eight points, labour force participation has fallen and emigration has resumed. ...
  • Investigating the Public-Private Wage Gap in Ireland Using Data from the National Employment Survey 2007 

    Foley, Patrick; O'Callaghan, Fiona (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    This paper uses data from the 2007 National Employment Survey to analyse the public-private sector wage gap in Ireland. The purpose of the paper is to highlight the issues around attempting to establish a definitive ...
  • Destinations of Irish Exports: A Gravity Model Approach 

    Lawless, Martina (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    This paper uses a gravity model approach in order to analyse the geographical patterns of Irish exports. The gravity model in international trade has been demonstrated to be an extremely robust empirical method. The gravity ...

View more