Recent Submissions

  • Do credit constraints affect SME investment and employment? 

    Gerlach-Kristen, Petra; O'Connell, Brian; O'Toole, Conor (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    This paper explores the potential presence of credit constraints confronting Irish SMEs and investigates the impact of these constraints on firms’ employment and investment. Using new survey data collected by the Department ...
  • Winners and losers on the roller-coaster: Ireland, 2003-2011 

    Madden, David (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    This paper applies the methodology of Ravallion and Chen in calculating growth incidence curves for Ireland over the 2003-2011 period, using measures of equivalised disposable income from the Survey of Income and Living ...
  • Middle class squeeze? Social class and perceived financial hardship in Ireland, 2002-2012 

    Mühlau, Peter (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    Ireland has been particularly hit by the economic downturn of 2008. For many families in Ireland the economic downturn put strong pressures on their household budgets. This study examines how the recession has changed class ...
  • The risks of intuition: Size, costs and economies of scale in local government 

    Callanan, Mark; Murphy, Ronan; Quinlivan, Aodh (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    Extensive international research surrounds the optimal size of local government and associated issues of amalgamations and economies of scale in local government. Given recent structural reforms of Irish local government, ...
  • Determinants of pension coverage and retirement income replacement rates – Evidence from TILDA 

    Nivakoski, Sanna (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    In Ireland, the absence of statutory earnings-related pensions in the private sector leads to large variations in pension coverage and adequacy. This paper uses recent data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) ...
  • Income and wealth in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 

    O'Sullivan, Vincent; Nolan, Brian; Barrett, Alan; Dooley, Cara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    Between 2009 and 2011, data were collected under the first wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Over 8,500 people aged 50 and over and living in Ireland were interviewed about a wide range of topics ...
  • The Socio-economic gradient of obesity in Ireland – Corrigendum 

    Madden, David (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    In a paper published in this journal in 2013 concentration indices for obesity were presented for male and female obesity. Decompositions of the indices were also presented. There was an error in the calculations which led ...
  • Informational efficiency in distressed markets: The case of European corporate bonds 

    Bariviera, Aurelio Fernández; Guercio, M. Belén; Martinez, Lisana B. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    This paper investigates the effect of the 2008 financial crisis on informational efficiency by carrying out a long-memory analysis of European corporate bond markets. We compute the Hurst exponent for fifteen sectorial ...
  • Maternal country of birth differences in breastfeeding at hospital discharge in Ireland 

    Brick, Aoife; Nolan, Anne (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    In 2010, 46 per cent of Irish-born mothers were breastfeeding at hospital discharge, in comparison with 84 per cent of non-Irish-born mothers. Using data from the Irish National Perinatal Reporting System, we find that ...
  • Lags in transmission of inflation 

    Bradley, John (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    In the July 1976 issue of The Economic and Social Review, P. T. Geary presented some preliminary results on the analysis of lags in the transmission of inflation. Essentially his paper consisted of the following points. ...
  • Note on heteroscedasticity in cross-section regressions estimated from Irish county data 

    Neary, J.P. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    It is well knqwn that, even when they are expressed in log or per capita form, many statistical series on Irish counties (by which is meant here the twenty-six counties of the Republic) are characterised by a value for ...
  • Spatial structure of agricultural output in Republic of Ireland 

    Gillmor, D.A. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    Mixed livestock production with some arable cropping is the description often taken as applying to the form of agriculture practised throughout Ireland, with little or no reference to the major regional variations in the ...
  • Issue differential - multidimensional technique for measuring components of attitudes towards social-issues 

    Davis, E.E. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    The Semantic Differential (SD) technique, developed by Osgood, Suci and Tannenbaum (1957) is perhaps one of the most widely used instruments for tapping attitudes or perceptions towards a variety of objects. This is attested ...
  • Sample design and evaluation for an occupational mobility study 

    O Muircheartaigh, C.A. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    The aim of this paper is to describe the design and evaluation of the sample for an occupational mobility study in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic undertaken by Jackson et al. (1973-74)1. The objective of the study ...
  • Educational attainment, occupational achievement and religion in Northern Ireland 

    Boyle, Joseph F. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1977)
    It has long been established that educational attainment is related to social background and that subsequent occupational achievement is dependent on educational attainment and on social background. In the case of Northern ...
  • Ricardian model and structure of Irish trade - comment 

    McGilvray, J.; Simpson, D. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1976)
    Our choice of a value rather than a physical measure of labour productivity was a conscious decision, not an 'error'. The reasons for this choice were clearly stated on pp. 451-452, footnote 2, o f the article. The weakness ...
  • Ricardian model and structure of Irish trade 

    Davies, R. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1976)
    In a recent article J. McGilvray and D. Simpson (1973) examined the commodity structure of trade between the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom in the light of international trade theory. Their investigation was partly ...
  • Distribution of personal wealth in Ireland - evidence reexamined - comment 

    Harrison, M.J. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1976)
    The points made by Chesher and McMahon (hereafter CM) concerning thestatistical test procedure used by Harrison and Nolan (hereafter HN) in their 1975 paper are valid. Indeed, HN have been aware o f them for some time. It ...
  • Distribution of personal wealth in Ireland - evidence reexamined 

    Chesher, Andrew D.; McMahon, Patrick C. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1976)
    In a recent article in this journal, Harrison and Nolan (1976) question the assumption made by Lyons (1975) that the estates of Irish adults dying in 1966 which were not examined by the Estate Duty Branch of the Revenue ...
  • Sociology of ethnicity and social-change - model of rootedness and rootlessness 

    Abramson, Harold J. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1976)
    In the light of mounting interest in, and manifestations of, ethnicity in most of the world today, it becomes important to work on the broader meaning of ethnicity from the comparative, historical and theoretical perspectives. ...

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