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  • Output collapse, growth and volatility in Sub-Saharan Africa: a regime-switching approach 

    Byrne, Julie (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 2010)
    A Markov-switching model with time-varying transition probabilities is applied to sub- Saharan African data to examine the link between output collapses and growth. In the model, the growth rate moves discretely between ...
  • When do Probit residuals sum to zero? 

    Conniffe, Denis (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 2010)
    Probit residuals need not sum to zero in general. However, if explanatory variables are qualitative the sum can be shown to be zero for many models. Indeed this remains true for binary dependent variable models other than ...
  • Negative equity in the Irish housing market 

    Duffy, David (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 2010)
    Having peaked in early 2007 Irish house prices have fallen steadily. Negative equity occurs if house price falls result in the house value being lower than the outstanding debt. Many in negative equity will be unaffected ...
  • Car ownership and mode of transport to work in Ireland 

    Commins, Nicola; Nolan, Anne (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 2010)
    Rapid economic and demographic change in Ireland over the last decade, with associated increases in car dependence and congestion, has focused policy on encouraging more sustainable forms of travel. In this context, ...
  • The measurement of child costs: evidence from Ireland 

    Bargain, Olivier; Donni, Olivier; Gbakou, Monnet (Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin, 2010)
    We apply an extension of the Rothbarth approach to estimate the share of household resources accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children) in Ireland. The method also allows us to identify the economies of scale in ...

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