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  • Geary on inference in multiple regression and on closeness and the Taxi problem 

    Spencer, John E.; Largey, Ann (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1993)
    This paper deals with some minor aspects of Roy Geary's work. Two areas are selected for discussion ? (a) his work with Leser on "paradoxical" situations in multiple regression and (b) his work on estimation of the unknown ...
  • Geary's contiguity ratio 

    Unwin, Antony (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1996)
    Forty years ago Geary published a paper oil spatial statistics introducing the contiguity ratio, c, to measure spatial pattern. He discussed c not only as a direct measure but as a regression diagnostic for assessing ...
  • Geary's count of sign changes as a test of unit roots: some further evidence 

    Murphy, Anthony; Geary, R. C. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1996)
    In a recent issue of this journal, Honohan (1996) examined the perperformance of Geary's (1970) count of sign changes or x test as a test of unit roots. The test is based on counting the number of times the plot of a series ...
  • Geary,robert,charles - an appreciation 

    Spencer, Je (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1983)
    Roy Geary, Ireland's greatest statistician, died in Dublin on 8 February 1983, after a long life devoted to mathematical statistics. He was born on 11 April , 1896 and was educated at University College, Dublin, 1913-1918, ...
  • Gender and voter appeal in Irish elections, 1948-1997 

    O'Kelly, Michael (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2000)
    In general elections in the Republic of Ireland 1948-1997, female candidates have received on average a lower proportion of first-preference votes than males. This disparity between male and female candidates is worsening ...
  • Gender equity as policy paradigm in the Irish educational policy process 

    O'Sullivan, Denis (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1999)
    The construct of policy paradigm is used to analyse how the proposition that Irish education is a gendered phenomenon has been conceptualized, communicated, reflected in educational policy and acted upon in practice. ...
  • Generalised means of simple utility functions with risk aversion 

    Conniffe, Denis (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2008)
    The paper examines the properties of a generalised mean of simple utilities each displaying risk aversion, that is, with first derivative positive and second derivative negative. It shows the mean is itself a valid utility ...
  • Global competition, Europe and Irish peripherality 

    O'Hearn, Denis (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1993)
    This paper challenges the assumption that European integration can reduce coreperiphery inequality within Europe. Global competition will force associated European firms and states to pursue strategies that impede regional ...
  • 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 ...