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  • Credit access for small and medium firms: survey evidence for Ireland 

    Lawless, Martina; McCann, Fergal (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2012)
    The extension of credit to SMEs in Ireland has been identified as a necessary condition for economic recovery and job growth. The debate on whether the reduction in credit to this sector is caused by credit rationing by ...
  • Destinations of Irish Exports: A Gravity Model Approach 

    Lawless, Martina (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    This paper uses a gravity model approach in order to analyse the geographical patterns of Irish exports. The gravity model in international trade has been demonstrated to be an extremely robust empirical method. The gravity ...
  • Job turnover in Irish manufacturing 1972?2006 

    Lawless, Martina; Murphy, Alan P. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2008)
    With the recent slowdown in global economic growth, there has been considerable focus in Ireland on some high-profile job losses, particularly in the manufacturing sector. This paper places such developments into a broader ...