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  • The behavioural characteristics of the model-80 model of the Irish economy 

    FitzGerald, John D.; Keegan, Owen (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1982)
    For as long as governments have had the inclination or capability to influence economic events they have based their policies on their beliefs and prejudices as to how the economy works. These beliefs and prejudices ...
  • Comment on "Dangers for Ireland of an EMU without the UK: some calibration results" by Frank Barry 

    FitzGerald, John D.; Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1998)
    In the October 1997 issue of this journal Barry set out a simple model of the Irish economy. The model was designed to quantify the possible effects on Ireland of sterling weakness, where Ireland is a member of the EMU and ...
  • "Dangers for Ireland of an EMU without the UK": a reply to John FitzGerald 

    Barry, Frank; FitzGerald, John D. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1998)
    In his comment on my 1997 paper John FitzGerald (JFG) makes the following points: (i) While the ESRI study on EMU, henceforth ESRI (1996), found no evidence of my hypothesis of downward nominal wage rigidity, this could ...
  • The economic and social implications of demographic change 

    Fahey, Tony; FitzGerald, John D.; Maitre, Bertrand (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    This Society was founded in the midst of the population crisis caused by the Famine. No crisis on the scale of the Famine occurred again in the Society?s history, but various forms of demographic ?weakness?, such as high ...
  • Real wage convergence in an open labour market 

    Curtis, John; FitzGerald, John D. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1996)
    This paper looks at how the Irish experience of integration has affected the labour market, bringing about convergence in labour costs between Ireland and the UK. A model of this process is developed and estimated which ...