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  • Advertising to boost energy efficiency : the Power of One campaign and natural gas consumption 

    Diffney, Sean; Lyons, Sean; Malaguzzi Valeri, Laura (Economic and Social Research Institute, 2009-02-17)
    In this paper we study the recent awareness and persuasion campaign launched by the Irish government to increase energy efficiency and we assess its effect on residential natural gas consumption. We first analyse changes ...
  • The distributional effects of Value Added Tax in Ireland 

    Leahy, Eimear; Lyons, Sean; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2011)
    In this paper we examine the distributional effects of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ireland. Using the 2004/2005 Household Budget Survey, we assess the amount of VAT that households pay as a proportion of weekly disposable ...
  • Energy use and appliance ownership in Ireland 

    Leahy, Eimear; Lyons, Sean (Economic and Social Research Institute, 2009-01-02)
    This paper examines domestic energy use and appliance ownership in Ireland. Regression analyses on a large micro-dataset reveal how household characteristics can help explain the ownership of energy using appliances. The ...
  • Environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland: 1990-2005 

    Lyons, Sean; Mayor, Karen; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    This paper presents new environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland from 1990-2005. Designed to be consistent with the national accounts, these satellite accounts cover 34 emissions and 14 resources for 19 production ...
  • Fuel poverty in Ireland : extent, affected groups and policy issues 

    Scott, Susan; Keane, Claire; McCarthy, Donal; TOL, RICHARD S. J.; Lyons, Sean (Economic and Social Research Institute, 03/11/2008)
    This paper provides updated estimates for the scale of fuel poverty in the Republic of Ireland using two measures: one based on fuel expenditure as a share of income and the other based on self-reported deprivation. It ...
  • Testing which proposed regulations need ?competition-proofing? 

    Lyons, Sean (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2006)
    When assessing the likely net impact of regulation, many jurisdictions test for specific effects on areas of concern, such as small businesses or the environment, as well as for more generalised costs and benefits. This ...
  • Towards regional environmental accounts for Ireland 

    Commins, Nicola; Crilly, Niamh; Lyons, Sean; Morgenroth, Edgar; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic and Social Research Institute, 29/04/2009)
    Existing environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland are at the national level. This is fine for continental and global environmental problems, but information at a finer spatial scale is needed for local environmental ...
  • Towards regional environmental accounts for Ireland 

    Commins, Nicola; Crilly, Niamh; Lyons, Sean; Morgenroth, Edgar; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2009)
    Existing environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland are at the national level. This is fine for continental and global environmental problems, but information at a finer spatial scale is needed for local environmental ...