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  • A Framework for Pension Policy Analysis in Ireland: PENMOD, a Dynamic Simulation Model 

    CALLAN, TIM; VAN DE VEN, JUSTIN; Keane, Claire (ESRI, 2011-08-15)
    This paper describes a structural dynamic microsimulation model of the household that has been developed to explore behavioural responses to pensions policy counterfactuals in Ireland. The model is based upon the life-cycle ...
  • From data to policy analysis: Tax-benefit modelling using SILC 2008 

    Callan, Tim; Keane, Claire; Walsh, John R.; Lane, Marguerita (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    Tax-benefit models are used to explore alternative policy reforms, providing evidence which can guide policy choices. A database representing the national situation in terms of the income tax base and beneficiaries of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Identifying policy impacts in the crisis: Microsimulation evidence on tax and welfare 

    Keane, Claire; Callan, Tim; Savage, Michael; Walsh, John R.; Timoney, Kevin (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
    Ireland?s banking, property and fiscal crises, combined with a worldwide Great Recession have had severe implications for household incomes. Particular attention has focused on how incomes at various levels have been ...
  • Inequality and the crisis: the distributional impact of tax increases and welfare and public sector pay cuts 

    Callan, Tim; Nolan, Brian; Keane, Claire; Walsh, John R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2010)
    The economic crisis impacts directly on the distribution of income via unemployment and private sector wages, but the way policy responds in seeking to control soaring fiscal deficits is also central to its distributional ...
  • Non-cash benefits and the distribution of economic welfare 

    Callan, Tim; Keane, Claire (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    Non-cash benefits can have substantial effects on the distribution of economic welfare. Standard approaches to the inclusion of non-cash benefits in broader measures of resources have failed to take adequate account of the ...
  • What role for property taxes in Ireland? 

    Callan, Tim; Keane, Claire; Walsh, John R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2010)
    What role could a property tax play in broadening the Irish tax base? An annual tax on property has been recommended in a series of reports over the past 25 years, from the first Commission on Taxation (1985), to the recent ...