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  • The generalised extreme value distribution as utility function 

    Conniffe, Denis (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    The idea that probability distribution functions could provide appropriate mathematical forms for utility functions representing risk aversion is of respectable antiquity. But the relatively few examples that have appeared ...
  • Work rich, time poor? time-use of women and men in Ireland 

    McGinnity, Frances; Russell, Helen (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    Are we running out of time? This paper uses data from a recently completed time-use survey in Ireland to consider whether the recent employment growth has led to high workloads, time-pressure and a lack of free time. We ...
  • Centres of research excellence in economics in the Republic of Ireland 

    Ruane, Frances; Tol, Richard S.J. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2007)
    Using publication, citation and h-numbers from the Scopus and Web of Science databases, we find that research output and academic influence of economists in the Republic of Ireland are heavily skewed by researcher and by ...
  • 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 ...

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