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  • Combining Public Sector and Economic Reform 

    RUANE, FRANCES (2012)
    This paper argues that it is important for public sector reform to be undertaken in tandem with economic reform because the two reform agendas overlap. Ignoring the overlap could lead to services being delivered efficiently ...
  • Globalisation and Ireland s Export Performance 

    This paper provides empirical evidence on Ireland?s export performance in the context of increased globalisation over the past ten years. Using insights from recent contributions to international trade and economic growth ...
  • Research and Policy Making 

    RUANE, FRANCES (ESRI, 24/09/2010)
    I am delighted to have the opportunity to present a lecture on Research and Policy Making. This topic is widely discussed internationally with an extensive international literature drawing on a range of different perspectives. ...
  • Towards a Better and Sustainable Health Care System Resource Allocation and Financing Issues for Ireland 

    RUANE, FRANCES (ESRI, 15/10/2010)
    The key to any efficient and sustainable system is coherence ? the various elements must lead in the same direction so that actions do not conflict and mixed signals are avoided. In the context of a complex system, such ...