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  • Measuring trends in male mortality by socio-economic group in Ireland: a note on the quality of the data 

    O'Shea, Eamon (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    The objective of this paper is to examine measurement issues and data problems in the analysis of trends in male mortality differentials by socio-economic group (SEG) in Ireland between 1981 and 1991. The study is based ...
  • Economic adjustment within EMU: Ireland?s experience 

    MacCoille, Conall; McCoy, Daniel (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    This paper examines the contribution of Balassa-Samuelson (B-S) type effects to inflationary pressures in Ireland. Irish productivity measures are exaggerated by foreign multinationals engaged in high value-added activities. ...
  • The effects of EMU on the Finnish economy: some early conjectures 

    Tarkka, Juha (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    This paper analyses the convergence of the Finnish economy to the monetary policy regime of the EMU. We review the expectations on the effects of EMU membership which prevailed before the union was established, and compare ...
  • Spain [stet] accession to the EMU: a long and hilly road 

    Balmaseda, Manuel; Sebastian, Miguel; Tello, Petry (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    Europe has been the driving force of economic policy in Spain over the last four decades and the key factor behind the modernisation and globalisation of the Spanish Economy. Being a founding member of the Economic and ...
  • Retail interest rate pass-through: the Irish experience 

    Bredin, Don; Fitzpatrick, Trevor; O'Reilly, Gerard (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    In this paper, we examine the extent to which changes in the money market interest rate are passed through to a number of retail lending rates between 1980 and 2001. In addition, we analyse the speed of adjustment of these ...

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