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  • The dynamics of Ireland's net external position 

    Lane, Philip R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2012)
    Ireland's net external liability position expanded in dramatic fashion during 2008-2010, despite relatively small net financial flows during this period. Understanding the source and persistence of this negative shock is ...
  • Fiscal policy and international competitiveness: evidence from Ireland 

    Galstyan, Vahagn; Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    Our goal in this paper is to investigate the relation between government spending and the long-run behaviour of the Irish real exchange rate. We postulate that an increase in government consumption should be associated ...
  • The impact of fiscal shocks on the Irish economy 

    Benetrix, Agustin S.; Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    We study the short-run effects of shocks to government spending on Ireland?s output and its real exchange rate. We show that the impact of government spending shocks critically depend on the nature of the fiscal innovation. ...
  • International diversification and the Irish economy 

    Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2000)
    We take an initial step in investigating the international diversification of Irish production risk. We find evidence that Ireland displays some properties associated with international risksharing. These include: high ...
  • A new fiscal framework for Ireland 

    Lane, Philip R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    Pro-cyclicality in Irish fiscal policy has contributed to macroeconomic volatility over recent decades. Accordingly, this paper seeks to identify institutional mechanisms that can improve the performance of fiscal policy ...
  • A new fiscal strategy for Ireland 

    Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    Around the world, fiscal policy has been accorded a prominent role in the debate on responding to the sharp economic slowdown. In large part, this reflects the limited effectiveness of monetary policy, once policy rates ...
  • On the cyclicality of Irish fiscal policy 

    Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1998)
    In this paper, we tackle the important issue of cyclicality in the behaviour of Irish fiscal policy. We first review arguments in favour of the optimality of countercyclical fiscal policy. Next we outline a political economy ...
  • Profits and wages in Ireland, 1987-1996 

    Lane, Philip R. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    A striking feature of the Irish economic resurgence since 1987 has been a major factor income shift away from labour and towards capital. (The profit share has increased from 25.1 per cent in 1987 to 34.8 per cent in 1996.) ...