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  • Labour market rents and Irish industrial policy 

    Walsh, Frank (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1999)
    This paper examines the issue of whether harmonising taxes across the traded and nontraded sectors is desirable. Preferential treatment for the traded sector might be justified if either the output response of subsidies ...
  • Irish house prices: will the roof cave in? 

    Roche, Maurice J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1999)
    In the last few years there have been many comments made in the media about the Irish housing market boom. This paper focuses on two of these comments. The first comment is that some economists have suggested that a ...
  • Irish house price indices ? methodological issues 

    Conniffe, Denis; Duffy, David (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1999)
    This paper reviews the international literature on house price indices, looking at the basic methodologies employed, the variables chosen for the indices and the functional forms used. Ideas are sought for future improvements ...

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