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  • The real wage gap and its development over time: the Irish experience 1960-1987 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Walsh, Frank A.; Woelger, Ernestine (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    The high inflation and high unemployment occurring throughout the OECD in recent years have resulted from a complex interaction of contractionary supply and demand factors as outlined by Bruno and Sachs (1985). Their ...
  • Payroll taxes, capital grants and Irish unemployment: a comment 

    Ruane, Frances; Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    In this paper Frank Barry examines the issue of the appropriateness of capital versus labour subsidies in the Irish economy, in the context of three different models, namely a neo-classical small-open-economy model, a ...
  • Payroll taxes: capital grants and Irish unemployment 

    Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    A recent OECD study concluded that no other member country had a tax/subsidy system as biased against the use of labour as the Irish. This view of the flawed nature of the Irish system has, however, been disputed by many ...
  • Determinants of money demand in Ireland 1971 to 1988: rounding-up the usual suspects 

    Hurley, Margaret; Guiomard, Cathal (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    Unless some form of stable relationship between money demand and economic activity exists, there is no possibility of the monetary authorities being able to affect economic activity by changing the money supply. This fact, ...
  • Indirect tax reform in Ireland: a comment 

    O'Hagan, John (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1989)
    This paper essentially applies Irish data to the model developed by Ahmad and Stern. It poses three interesting questions. (i) Can we find a tax change which will. increase welfare, holding total revenue constant? (ii) ...