Recent Submissions

  • Ireland's recent productivity performance 

    O'Toole, Ronnie (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    This paper examines the reasons for the recent divergence in US and European productivity performance. The paper shows that the structure of European industry is ill suited to the challenge of innovation which has to be ...
  • Immigration policy and the skills of Irish immigrants: evidence and the implications 

    Minns, Chris (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    The rise of immigration into Ireland has been accompanied by a debate on the potential objectives of immigration policy. This paper begins with a survey of international and historical evidence on the economics of ...
  • The Irish housing market: issues and prospects 

    Duffy, David (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    The housing sector represents an important micro-economic and macro-economic component of the Irish economy. At a micro level purchasing a dwelling is probably the biggest personal financial commitment an individual will ...
  • The NESC study 

    O'Donnell, Rory, Cahill, Noel, (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    This paper presents the key findings from a 2004 NESC study on the Irish housing system, Housing in Ireland: Performance and Policy. The paper begins by identifying the anxieties and concerns people have about housing. ...
  • Making sense of the data on Ireland?s inward FDI 

    Barry, Frank; O'Mahony, Clare (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    Ireland, in employment terms, is the most FDI-intensive economy in the EU. International comparisons of trends and levels of FDI intensity are usually based on balance-of-payments data however, and the international data ...
  • An economic analysis of privatisation in Ireland, 1991-2003 

    Palcic, Donal; Reeves, Eoin (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    Although a late starter with regard to privatising State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Ireland was recently ranked 8th among OECD countries in terms of relative privatisation activity. This paper presents the first detailed ...

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