Recent Submissions

  • Language and occupational status: linguistic elitism in the Irish labour market 

    Borooah, Vani K.; Dineen, Donal A.; Lynch, Nicola (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    This paper, using data from the 2006 Irish Census, provides evidence of the structural advantage of Irish speaking, relative to non-speaking workers in Ireland?s labour market with advantage and disadvantage being defined ...
  • Income inequality and public policy 

    Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    This paper briefly summarises the evidence that Ireland has a relatively high level of income inequality, which has been rather stable over time and reflects institutional legacies and choices made in the past. A comparative ...
  • A code of practice for grocery goods undertakings and an Ombudsman: how to do a lot of harm by trying to do a little good 

    Gorecki, Paul K. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in its August 2009 Consultation Paper, Code of Practice for Grocery Goods Undertakings, argues that a Code governing grocery supplier/retailer relations, enforced by an ...
  • Politics and fiscal policy under Lemass: a theoretical appraisal 

    Barry, Frank (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    Lemass rejected Whitaker?s recommendations that direct taxes be reduced and public investment shifted from social to productive areas. This was arguably done for political reasons and because Lemass believed that it might ...
  • The impact of fiscal shocks on the Irish economy 

    Benetrix, Agustin S.; Lane, Philip R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    We study the short-run effects of shocks to government spending on Ireland?s output and its real exchange rate. We show that the impact of government spending shocks critically depend on the nature of the fiscal innovation. ...
  • Modelling credit in the Irish mortgage market 

    Addison-Smyth, Diarmaid; McQuinn, Kieran; O'Reilly, Gerard (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    The sharp decline in the performance of international property markets has been central to the financial distress experienced globally. The Irish housing market experienced particularly strong rates of price increases and ...

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