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  • Evaluating opportunities when people are uncertainty averse 

    Gekker, Ruvin; Piggins, Ashley (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2009)
    We consider the problem of ranking sets of alternatives. Standard approaches to this problem regard the addition of an alternative to a set containing one element as enhancing choice. We argue that this monotonicity axiom ...
  • Social partnership, competitiveness and exit from fiscal crisis 

    Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2009)
    The contribution of social partnership to Ireland?s economic boom remains the subject of controversy. This paper analyses at a theoretical level how a multi-period deal on wages and taxation of the type struck in the late ...
  • Non-cash benefits and the distribution of economic welfare 

    Callan, Tim; Keane, Claire (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2009)
    Non-cash benefits can have substantial effects on the distribution of economic welfare. Standard approaches to the inclusion of non-cash benefits in broader measures of resources have failed to take adequate account of the ...
  • Job mobility in Ireland 

    Bergin, Adele (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2009)
    This paper investigates the factors that determine job-to-job mobility in Ireland over the period 1995 to 2001. It finds that labour market experience, working in the public sector, whether a person is overskilled, the ...
  • The determinants of higher education participation in Ireland: a micro analysis 

    Flannery, Darragh; O'Donoghue, Cathal (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2009)
    In this paper we present a theoretical model of higher education participation in Ireland. Utilising the Living in Ireland Survey data we model the impact of costs (direct and indirect), the estimated life cycle returns, ...