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  • Portfolio Effects and Firm Size Distribution: Carbonated Soft Drinks 

    WALSH, PAUL PATRICK; Whelan, C. (Economic and Social Review, Editorial Board, 2002)
    We use rich brand level retail data to demonstrate that the firm size distribution in Carbonated Soft Drinks is mainly an outcome of the degree to which firms own a portfolio of brands across segments of the market, and ...
  • Challenges of Increased Wind Energy Penetration in Ireland 

    BAZILION, MORGAN; DENNY, ELEANOR; O'MALLEY, MARK (Wind Engineering, Multi Science, 2004)
    Ireland is a facing a critical time in the formation of a robust renewable energy (RE) policy, due to its size, relative isolation, grid infrastructure, and fuel import dependency. The inherent intermittency and unpredictability ...
  • Wind Generation, Power System Operation and Emissions Reduction 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (IEEE, 2006)
    With increasing concern over global climate change, policy makers are promoting renewable energy sources, predominantly wind generation, as a means of meeting emissions reduction targets. Although wind generation does not ...
  • Ireland in EMU: More Shocks, Less Insulation? 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK; LEDDIN, ANTHONY (2006)
    Despite anchoring the Irish monetary system to a single currency, EMU has triggered sizable exchange rate and especially interest rate shocks to the Irish economy (albeit not appreciably greater than under previous regimes). ...
  • Competition and merger law and practice in Ireland: 1953-2002 

    Lyons, Patrick M. (2007)
    "The year 2003 constituted an important milestone in the history of competition law in Ireland. It was fifty years since the first competition legislation was enacted ? the Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1953 ? one of ...
  • Quantifying the total net benefits of grid integrated wind 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (IEEE, 2007)
    Throughout the world significant development is being encouraged in wind energy for electricity generation. A complete cost benefit analysis has been conducted in this paper on the impacts of grid connected wind generation. ...
  • Quantifying the Impact of Connection Policy on Distributed Generation 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (2007)
    Increasing connections for distributed generation (DG), and in particular wind generation, are being sought in power systems across the world. These increased applications present a significant challenge to the existing ...
  • Finance for All? Policies and pitfalls in expanding access 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK (World Bank, 2008)
    This volume reviews research evidence on the outreach of financial sectors in developing countries, and on the role of financial access in boosting economic performance. Failure to provide more households and small and ...
  • Partial credit guarantees: principles and practice 

    HONOHAN, PATRICK THOMAS (Elsevier, 2009)
    Partial credit guarantee schemes have experienced renewed interest from governments keen to promote financial access for small enterprises, not least as a response to the credit crunch in advanced economies. While the ...
  • The long or short of it: Determinants of foreign currency exposure in external balance sheets 

    LANE, PHILIP RICHARD (Elsevier, 2009)
    A major focus of the recent literature on the determination of optimal portfolios in open-economy macroeconomic models has been on the role of currency movements in determining portfolio returns that may hedge various ...
  • The Role of Technology, Investment and Ownership Structure in the Productivity Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in Vietnam 

    NEWMAN, CAROL; NARCISO, GAIA (2009)
    This paper explores the productivity performance of the manufacturing sector in Vietnam between 2001 and 2007. Total Factor Productivity indices are computed using an index number approach and the productivity performance ...
  • Unit Commitment for Systems with Significant Wind Penetration 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (IEEE, 2009)
    The stochastic nature of wind alters the unit commitment and dispatch problem. By accounting for this uncertainty when scheduling the system, more robust schedules are produced, which should, on average, reduce expected ...
  • Irish Education Policy for a Globalised World: A Policy for Chasing Black & White Swans. 

    LARKIN, CHARLES; THIJSSEN, JACCO JOHAN JACOB (The Swan Group, 2009)
    The record decline of over 9% in Irish GDP in 2009 provides the backdrop to this important study. Government expenditure has grown rapidly in the Celtic Tiger era without much evidence of a value for money culture in any ...
  • Estimating Historical Landfill Quantities to Predict Methane Emissions 

    LYONS, SEAN; TOL, RICHARD (ESRI, 2009)
    We estimate Irish historical landfill quantities from 1960 -2008 and Irish methane emissions from 1968-2006. A model is constructed in which waste generation is a function of income, price of waste disposal and, household ...
  • Inequality and the Crisis: The Distributional Impact of Tax Increases and Welfare and Public Sector Pay Cuts 

    WALSH, JOHN R; KEANE, CLAIRE; CALLAN, TIM (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 ...
  • International Transmission of Business Cycles 

    SIEDSCHLAG, IULIA (ESRI, 2010)
    Increased international economic integration over the past two decades has stimulated a growing academic and policy interest in the analysis of the international transmission of business cycles. There has been renewed ...
  • Base-load Cycling on a System with Significant Wind Penetration 

    DENNY, ELEANOR (IEEE, 2010)
    Certain developments in the electricity sector may result in suboptimal operation of base-load generating units in countries worldwide. Despite the fact they were not designed to operate in a flexible manner, increasing ...
  • The Future of the Welfare State 

    COLLINS, MICHEAL (Social Justice Ireland, 2010)
    The welfare state is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end ? the wellbeing of all people. The future of the welfare state has been a topic of discussion and argument for more than 30 years on issues ranging from ...
  • Ireland's Tax Expenditure System: International Comparisons and a Reform Agenda - Studies in Public Policy No. 24 

    COLLINS, MICHEAL (Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 2010)
    Tax Expenditures, also known as tax incentives or tax breaks, represent an infrequently explored and little understood area of Irish public policy. Despite this, they account for more than ?11 billion per annum in ...
  • Budget Perspectives 2011 

    WALSH, JOHN R; KEANE, CLAIRE; CALLAN, TIM; BRICK, AOIFE; NOLAN, ANNE (ESRI, 2010)
    Contents: Foreword: Frances Ruane Chapter 1: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability, David Miles Chapter 2: The Stability and Growth Pact: A Fiscal ...