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  • Health-education and the demand for tobacco in ireland, 1953-76 - note 

    Walsh, BM (Economic and Social Research Institute, DUBLIN, 1980)
    THE publication of the report by the Royal College of Physicians in 1962 linking cigarette smoking and lung cancer led throughout the western world to mounting pressure to curb the smoking habit. In Ireland the cancer scare ...
  • What went wrong with irelands recent post-censal population estimates 

    Hughes, JG (Economic and Social Research Institute, DUBLIN, 1980)
    The preliminary results of the 1979 Census (Ireland, 1979) indicated that the population was nearly 3.0 per cent greater than had been expected on the basis of the annual estimates of the population which were issued by ...
  • Inefficiency in irish agriculture 

    Leddin, A (Economic and Social Research Institute, DUBLIN, 1980)
    The purpose of this paper is to compare the relative efficiency of two similar groups of farms in Irish agriculture. Using a restricted profit function to measure economic efficiency and both of its components, price ...
  • Notes on the behavior of prices 

    Woods, JE (Economic and Social Research Institute, DUBLIN, 1980)
    We discuss the behaviour of prices in an n-sector, circulating capital model with no joint production, of the type considered by Sraffa in Part I of his book. Instead of following Sraffa's approach, which uses the notion ...
  • Rotterdam system and irish models of consumer demand 

    Conniffe, D.; Hegarty, A. (Economic and Social Research Institute, DUBLIN, 1980)
    The form of Rotterdam (ROS) model previously applied to Irish data did not impose all the constraints on parameters suggested by Demand Theory. In this paper a method of estimating the ROS, subject to symmetry and negativity, ...

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