Recent Submissions

  • Interest and non-interest terms in the process of mortgage market clearing 

    Browne, F.X. (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1988)
    The paper is devoted to a test of the hypothesis of mortgage market disequilibrium in Ireland. The mortgage rate is found to be very sluggish upwards when excess demand prevails, lending support to the mortgage rationing ...
  • The distribution of power in Dail-Eireann 

    Seidmann, DJ (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1987)
    How powerful is the current government relative to its recent predecessors? We compute Shapley values for the recent Daileanna, and show that the current government is much stronger than the minority administrations of ...
  • The Irish consumption function and Ricardian Equivalence 

    Moore, MJ (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1987)
    The paper examines whether the Ricardian Equivalence Proposition holds for Ireland. This proposition argues that it does not matter how the government finances a given level of public spending. Specifically, it claims that ...
  • The marginal social cost of taxation in Ireland 

    Honohan, P; Irvine, I (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1987)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the deadweight losses associated with different forms of taxation in Ireland. Hitherto this aspect of the tax system has been neglected. We find that the high rates of taxation ...
  • The effect of collective-bargaining on earnings in Northern Ireland in 1973 

    Harris, RID; Wass, VJ (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1987)
    This paper uses data from the New Earnings Survey to see if trade unions secure relatively higher wages for those workers covered by collectively bargained agreements. A standard econometric model is used, and our results ...

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