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  • Government intervention and the cost of capital to Irish manufacturing-industry 

    Ruane, Frances P.; John, A. Andrew (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1984)
    This paper derives some general expressions for the debt cost of capital to the Irish manufacturing sector, incorporating the interaction between fiscal and financial policies. A range of estimates of the actual cost (per ...
  • GP utilisation in Northern Ireland: exploiting the gatekeeper function 

    McGregor, Pat; McKee, Pat; O'Neill, Ciaran (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2006)
    Using data from the Northern Ireland Household Panel survey we demonstrate that attendance at outpatients is determined solely by respondent health. This is consistent with the GP acting as a gatekeeper to other services. ...
  • Growth, migration and causality - a comment on tests for macroeconomic feedback from large-scale migration based on the Irish experience, 1948-87 

    Fell, John P.C. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    The plan of this paper is as follows. In Section II , a description of the general procedure used by Sims (1972) and Walsh (1989) to test for causality is provided along with some of the problems that may be encountered ...
  • Hall-Roeger tests of market power in Irish manufacturing industries 

    Boyle, G. E. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2004)
    The Hall-Roeger methodology for the testing of market power is applied to Irish manufacturing industries for the period 1991-1999. The paper adapts their methodology to permit discrimination between input and output-price-based ...
  • Health and wealth in the North of Ireland: is there a ?social gradient? to health outcomes? 

    Borooah, Vani K. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    This paper investigates using data on 2,700 persons in the North of Ireland, whether there is a social gradient to health, both with respect to general health (self-assessed health status; long-term limiting illness; the ...
  • Health insurance reform in the Netherlands: assessing the progressivity consequences 

    Janssen, Richard; Van Doorslaer, Eddy; Wagstaff, Adam (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1994)
    This paper examines the effects of the proposed Health Insurance Reform in The Netherlands on the incidence of the burden of health care finance. The focus of attention is on the measurement of the degree of progressivity ...
  • Health-education and the demand for tobacco in ireland, 1953-76 - note 

    Walsh, BM (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1980)
    THE publication of the report by the Royal College of Physicians in 1962 linking cigarette smoking and lung cancer led throughout the western world to mounting pressure to curb the smoking habit. In Ireland the cancer scare ...
  • Hedging with the IFOX Long Gilt Future: A note 

    Hogan, John (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1990)
    Traditional theory emphasises the risk avoidance potential of futures. An alternative hypothesis (Working's hypotheses) emphasised expected profit maximisation. Portfolio theory is a combination of the first two hypothesis, ...
  • Hirschman and Irish industrial policy 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2010)
    In this article we examine the origins of Whitaker?s export oriented industrial policy and the political management of its implementation. Whitaker appointed academic economic advisors, including Louden Ryan, to a Capital ...
  • House prices in the measurement of inflation: an application using Irish data 

    O'Sullivan, Roisin (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2005)
    This paper illustrates the impact on Irish inflation of including a house-price series with the current components of the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP). We construct a dynamic factor index of inflation that ...
  • House prices, inflation and the mortgage market 

    Thom, Dr (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1983)
    Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of house prices using quarterly Irish data over the period 1971-1980. Evidence is provided to support the hypotheses that real house prices are significantly influenced by the cost ...
  • Household consumption patterns, indirect tax structures and implications for indirect tax harmonisation: a three country perspective 

    Kaplanoglou, Georgia (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2004)
    The paper compares the indirect tax structures and consumption patterns of three European countries (the UK, Greece and Hungary) and studies the likely distributional impact of a potential convergence of their indirect ...
  • Housing Bubbles and Monetary Policy: A Reassessment 

    O'Meara, Graeme (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2015)
  • Housing requirements for Northern-Ireland 

    Roche, D.J.D.; Murie, A.; Birrell, W.D.; Hillyard, P.A. (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1972)
    This article summarises an extensive analysis of housing statistics based on Census data and the Northern Ireland quarterly Housing Returns - an analysis which allows us to assess the adequacy of the proposed programme.
  • Housing tenure in Ireland 

    Somerville, R. A. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    This paper investigates the sources of the extremely high level of owner occupation in Ireland. After using census data to explore the evolution of this phenomenon, the paper makes a cross-country comparison of owner ...
  • How are Irish households coping with their mortgage repayments? information from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions 

    McCarthy, Yvonne; McQuinn, Kieran (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2011)
    This paper uses information contained within the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) to examine the ability of Irish households to sustain their mortgage repayments. We calculate mortgage repayment to income ...
  • How competitive is Irish manufacturing? 

    Cerra, Valerie; Soikkeli, Jarkko; Saxena, Sweta C. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2003)
    Ireland experienced significant competitiveness gains in the 1990s on the basis of the standard manufacturing unit labour cost-based measure of the real effective exchange rate. A few sectors mostly dominated by multinational ...
  • How reliable is the Quarterly National Household Survey for migration research? 

    Barrett, Alan; Kelly, Elish (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2008)
    Much research has been conducted on immigration into Ireland in recent years using data from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), the official source for labour market data in Ireland. As it is known that the ...
  • How useful is core inflation for forecasting headline inflation? 

    Bermingham, Colin (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    The paper constructs various core inflation measures. These include various trimmed means using disaggregated data and a structural VAR estimate of core inflation for Ireland. The ability of these core inflation measures ...
  • Human capital and economic growth - United Kingdom, 1951-1961 

    Moreh, J (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1971)
    In recent years, economists have been turning their exploratory energies in increasing measure towards investment in human-beings, such as formal education, post-school training, health, migration and information. Of these, ...