Recent Submissions

  • Politicians, the bureaucracy and economic policymaking over two crises: the 1950s and today 

    Barry, Frank (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
    Recent reports into the performance of the Central Bank, the Financial Regulator and the Department of Finance in the lead-up to the current crisis identify three key weaknesses: the pressures towards `group think? within ...
  • Reform of public policy-making in Ireland 

    MacCarthaigh, Muiris (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
  • Researchers imply, policymakers infer: the relationship between evidence and policy 

    Lunn, Peter D. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
  • Research and policy-making ? strengthening the link 

    Hearne, Ed; Watt, Robert (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    This paper reviews the current relationship between research and evidence based policy-making in Ireland. It reviews the role of the State in its broadest sense and considers relevant research required to underpin policy ...
  • Building research capacity in the social sciences ? alternatives approaches 

    Ruane, Frances; Whelan, Brendan J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    In contrast to previous decades, the past decade has seen major investments by the Irish government in the national research capacity. As part of this investment, there has been a significant investment in the social ...
  • Institutional Design and Irish Political Reform 

    Hardiman, Niamh (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 exposed significant weaknesses in Irish decision-making and policy implementing processes. In contrast with other European countries in the grip of crisis, the political ...
  • The Magnitude of the Problem 

    Croughan, David (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework document accompanying the April 2009 Supplementary Budget detailed the measures that had been taken since July 2009 to address the weakening public finances.
  • Economic and Fiscal Policy since 1997: What Caused the Crisis and How Should It Be Rectified? 

    Horan, Blair (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In this paper I propose to examine the background to the current crisis which involves both a contraction in the economy due in part to the global crisis, and a collapse in the tax base due to the disappearance of property ...
  • Fiscal Adjustment and Macroeconomic Re-balancing in Ireland 

    McCarthy, Colm (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In the five quarters from 2008 Q1 to 2009 Q2, Ireland.s real GNP, seasonally adjusted, has fallen by 13.5%. The unemployment rate has risen by eight points, labour force participation has fallen and emigration has resumed. ...
  • Projecting population mortality for Ireland 

    Whelan, Shane (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Mortality data for Ireland is analysed, for recent and long-run trends, and several methods of projecting mortality rates are outlined and the results compared. Interpretation of the results suggests that it is not ...
  • Changing morbidity patterns in Ireland 1996-2006 

    Armstrong, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    The aim of this study is to examine changing patterns of morbidity (and healthcare utilisation) in Ireland and consider the impact of these changing patterns on the need for health services using health insurance data. ...
  • Wealthier and healthier: Ireland's demographic catch-up 

    Walsh, Brendan M. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    In the first half of this paper I summarise the trend in Irish deaths rates over the period 1973-2006. In the second half I discuss some possible explanations of these trends.
  • Delivering integrated policy and services for children 

    Langford, S. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    The Irish Public Service has been relatively strong historically in the area of policy formulation. I have come to the conclusion, however, that we are relatively weak when it comes to implementation and many good policies ...
  • Trinity Week Academic Symposium - Data for policy and research 

    O'Hanlon, G. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    The availability of high quality statistical data on economic and social conditions is a fundamental prerequisite for ensuring an effective partnership between policy makers and academic researchers in contributing to the ...
  • Trinity Week Academic Symposium - Open access revolution: the local and national context 

    Brennan, Niamh (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    The title of this Academic Symposium comes from a paper read before Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland on Thursday, 14th January 1897, which refers to ?the grievances of prejudiced patriots or the dreams of ...
  • Trinity Week Academic Symposium - Public policy partnerships 

    Donnelly, Gerry (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    The Irish Civil Service, probably like a lot of workplaces, has changed almost beyond recognition in the past 35 years. In the 1970s, almost all internal communication was in writing and it was commonplace for the views ...
  • Trinity Week Academic Symposium - Origins, mission and significance 

    Daly, Mary E. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    This symposium celebrates the launch of a dedicated website of the proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, and its direct ancestor the Dublin Statistical Society. The Dublin Statistical Society ...
  • Trade and development: the challenges facing the WTO Doha development road 

    Morahan, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2006)
    The WTO Ministerial meeting in Doha in November 2001 launched a new Round of world trade talks known as the Doha Development Agenda or Death. DDA represents a new approach to the goal of integrating developing countries ...
  • Symposium on the economic returns to education 

    Walsh, Brendan M. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    In my contribution to this Symposium I wish to explore two main themes. The first deals with the contribution of education to economic growth at the macro level. In this part I shall discuss the evidence of the importance ...
  • Symposium on the economic returns to education 

    Hyland, Aine (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    The Second Programme for Economic Expansion, published in 1963, was the first public acknowledgement by the Irish government that expenditure on education was an investment in the nation?s future. It was to be many years ...

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