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  • Do credit constraints affect SME investment and employment? 

    Gerlach-Kristen, Petra; O'Connell, Brian; O'Toole, Conor (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2014)
    This paper explores the potential presence of credit constraints confronting Irish SMEs and investigates the impact of these constraints on firms’ employment and investment. Using new survey data collected by the Department ...
  • Investment in Education and Economic Growth on the Island of Ireland 

    FitzGerald, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2019)
    Looking at the post-War years, this paper considers how investment in education developed using different models and following different trajectories in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The result has been a very different ...
  • Optimal Interconnection and Renewable Targets in North-West Europe 

    LYNCH, MUIREANN A.; O'MALLEY, MARK, J.; TOL, RICHARD, S. J. (ESRI, 22/12/2011)
    We present a mixed-integer, linear programming model for determining optimal interconnection locations using a cost minimisation approach. Optimal interconnection and capacity investment decisions are determined under ...
  • To Convergence and Beyond? Human Capital, Economic Adjustment and a Return to Growth 

    FITZGERALD, JOHN (ESRI, 04/01/2012)
    This paper considers the impact on growth and convergence in the EU over the last 20 years of investment in human capital. It examines the current adjustment of a range of economies to the external imbalances at the beginning ...