Recent Submissions

  • Mapping disease risk estimates based on small numbers: an assessment of empirical Bayes techniques 

    Pringle, D. G. (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1996)
    Choropleth maps are frequently used to analyse spatial variations in the risk of a disease. In such maps the relative risk is typically quantified by dividing some measure of the number of cases of the disease by some ...
  • A MAIDS model of Irish meat demand 

    Boyle, G. E. (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1996)
    This paper estimates the demand for meats in Ireland using the newly developed Modified Almost Ideal Demand System or MAIDS model of Cooper and McLaren (1992). This model nests the Almost Ideal System as a special case and ...
  • Geary's count of sign changes as a test of unit roots: some further evidence 

    Murphy, Anthony; Geary, R. C. (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1996)
    In a recent issue of this journal, Honohan (1996) examined the perperformance of Geary's (1970) count of sign changes or x test as a test of unit roots. The test is based on counting the number of times the plot of a series ...
  • Real wage convergence in an open labour market 

    Curtis, John; FitzGerald, John D. (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1996)
    This paper looks at how the Irish experience of integration has affected the labour market, bringing about convergence in labour costs between Ireland and the UK. A model of this process is developed and estimated which ...
  • Party support in the Dail elections 1981-1992: an ecological analysis 

    Sinnott, Richard; Whelan, Brendan J.; McBride, James (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1996)
    This paper is a contribution to the aggregate-level or ecological analysis of voting behaviour in Ireland. It updates and re-evaluates previous research by considering the six elections of 1981,1982 (February), 1982 ...

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