Recent Submissions

  • "Ireland's economy in the 1980s: Stagnation and recovery": A Comment 

    McCarthy, F. Desmond (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1992)
    During much of the 1980s the Irish national debt/GDP ratio reached 130 per cent, the current account deficit was over 15 per cent, while the government deficit remained persistently large. Since then the debt/GDP ratio has ...
  • "Social consensus and incomes policy": a comment 

    Tansey, Paul (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1992)
    Most people are conditioned to believe that centralised pay deals are a good thing. They have names that stress harmony and consensus from National Understandings to Programmes for Economic and Social Progress. They are ...
  • Social consensus and incomes policy 

    Durkan, Joe (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1992)
    This paper argues that centralised bargaining as practised in Ireland added to wage inflationary pressure as: the focus of centralised bargaining was the preservation of good industrial relations; the process of wage ...
  • "Fiscal adjustment in Ireland in the 1980s": a comment 

    Martin, John P. (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1992)
    The Irish experience with fiscal adjustment is interesting, not just for a domestic audience but also for an international one. If one confines the comparison to the OECD countries, the Irish experience can be seen as part ...
  • Distributional aspects of Ireland's fiscal adjustment 

    Callan, Tim; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1992)
    Conflicting claims about the distributional impact of Ireland's fiscal adjustment have been made. This paper clarifies the different implicit standards on which these may be based, and uses the limited available data on ...

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