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  • Tightening Durbin-Watson bounds 

    Conniffe, Denis (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1997)
    The null distribution of the Durbin-Watson statistic, used in testing for serial correlation in regression disturbances, depends on the explanatory variable values. Although modern computing power makes it feasible to ...
  • Comparing the wealth of nations: reference prices and multilateral real income indexes 

    Neary, J. Peter; Gleeson, Brid (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper considers the problem of comparing real incomes across countries. The available methods are reviewed and their performance is compared using the raw data underlying the Penn World Table. We propose and implement ...
  • On the small sample distribution of the R/S statistic 

    Harrison, Michael; Treacy, Glenn (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper gives an account of the RlS statistic and its known properties. It assesses the adequacy of the asymptotic distribution of the statistic in the case of samples of small and moderate size, and suggests an improved ...
  • The political economy of a consensus society: experience from behind the dykes 

    Ploeg, Frederick van der (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1997)
    The Dutch economy shows that capitalism with a friendly face can work. Job growth has been spurred by an investment and export boom and a move towards more labour intensive methods of production. The combination of anchoring ...
  • Dangers for Ireland of an EMU without the UK: some calibration results 

    Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1997)
    This paper presents a small-open-economy model calibrated to Irish data. The model can be used for many purposes. It is applied here to the EMU debate. It comes close to replicating the employment effects of sterling ...

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