Recent Submissions

  • What can academics contribute to the study of financial stability? 

    Goodhart, Charles A. E. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    There were hardly any banking crises between 1939 and 1971, so their later reemergence came as a surprise. Central bank supervisors responded practically by discovering and encouraging the adoption of current best practice ...
  • Testing for variation in technical efficiency of hospitals in Ireland 

    Gannon, Brenda (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    Funding in Irish hospitals is partially based on case mix, whereby resources are redistributed annually to hospitals with greater efficiency. Accurate measurement of efficiency is essential, so in this paper, we use Data ...
  • Economic instruments and environmental policy 

    Helm, Dieter (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    Environmental resources are scarce and many are getting scarcer. Resource allocation problems abound and recent experience is disheartening. Despite the growing scientific consensus on global warming, action to reduce ...
  • Discretion and cyclicality in Irish budgetary management 1969-2003 

    Hunt, Colin (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    This paper addresses the topic of cyclicality and discretion in Irish fiscal policy. In particular, we show that the level and nature of cyclicality varies across different expenditure components and we introduce a new ...
  • An econometric analysis of charitable donations in the Republic of Ireland 

    Carroll, James; McCarthy, Siobhan; Newman, Carol (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    This paper explores the variables that affect the probability of donating to charity and those that affect the size of donations by Irish households. The dataset employed is the Irish Household Budget Survey (HBS) 1999/2000, ...
  • Rising house prices in an open labour market 

    Duffy, David; Fitz Gerald, John D.; Kearney, Ide (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2005)
    We explore the consequences of rising house prices for the openness of the Irish labour market. Since many immigrants are in the household formation age group, and tend to be highly skilled, we argue that the boom in house ...

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