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    • Contestability and European Community Air Transport Policy : Lessons from the US 

      Murphy, Susan T. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 1989)
    • An examination of regional disparity in the Republic of Ireland 1926-1996 

      Griffith, Bridget E. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2000)
      Regional disparity has long been a feature of the Irish economy and the thesis accordingly attempts to provide a comprehensive understanding of its nature and causes. First of all, the nature of regional disparity is ...
    • The economic effect of direct payment support of Irish agriculture 

      Keeney, Mary Josephine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2000)
      The aim of this thesis is to investigate some of the microeconomic effects of the application of direct payments (DPs) to support Irish agriculture. Chapter 1 outlines the context of direct income support as it is applied ...
    • Essays on the consequences of research and development for manufacturing firms in Ireland 

      Kearns, Allan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2001)
      The aim of this thesis is to investigate some of the economic consequences for manufacturing firms of investing in research and development (R&D), using the Irish manufacturing sector as a case study. Chapter 1 outlines ...
    • Essays on regional restructuring and the Polish labour market 

      Duffy, Fiona (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
      The fall of the iron curtain and the transition shock that Poland faced in the early 1990s necessitated substantial adjustments throughout the economy. Planners no longer dictated prices, trade, financial allocations or ...
    • Trade and the international market for works of art 

      McAndrew, Clare (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
      This research analyses the forces shaping trade in the international market for works of art using both descriptive and econometric analysis. It also explores the institutional structure of the art trade specialising in ...
    • The construction, calibration and interpretation of IMAGE, a CGE model of the Irish economy with particular focus on agriculture 

      O'Toole, Ronald Paul John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
      This thesis details the construction, calibration and interpretation of IMAGE, a CGE model of the hish economy. The name IMAGE is an acronym of “Irish Model of Agriculture, General Equilibrium”. This name captures the two ...
    • Essays on productivity in Irish agriculture 

      O'Neill, Suzanne M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
      The focus of this thesis is the measurement of performance in Irish agriculture over the period 1984 to 1998. The methodology applied lies in the broad area of production economics and is located primarily in the ...
    • An econometric analysis of Irish households' food expenditure patterns : Tobit, double-hurdle and infrequency of purchase approaches 

      Newman, Carol Frances (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2002)
      In this thesis, the factors shaping Irish households’ meat and prepared meals expenditure decisions are analysed using the 1987/8 and 1994/5 Irish Household Budget Survey datasets. In Chapter 1 of this thesis, the changing ...
    • Value, money and risk : three essays 

      Li, Matthew C. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      This thesis comprises of three essays which explore the theories of value, money and risk. The first essay takes a theoretical approach to study the background of and the relationship between value, money and wealth. The ...
    • Essays on financial development and economic growth 

      Hosford, Fraser Walter (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      This thesis is a collection of essays on the relationship between financial development and economic growth. The thesis is introduced in Chapter One, which talks about the motivation for the thesis and outlines the structure ...
    • Essays on international capital flows 

      Guerin, Selen Sarisoy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      This thesis is a collection of essays on international capital flows. The main motivation for this work was to address a number of relatively unexplored issues within this subject. Four topics were empirically analyzed ...
    • Essays on international capital markets 

      Hoffman, Mathias (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      This thesis concentrates on the macroeconomic effects of increased capital mobility in international capital markets. The focal points of attention encompass the relationship between capital flows and infrastructure, ...
    • Estimating the income and socio-economic determinants of the demand for transport using household micro-data 

      Nolan, Anne Marie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine the income and socio-economic determinants of transport demand, using Dublin as a case study. Chapter 1 sets the context by discussing the problem of excessive car use in urban ...
    • Essays on the macroeconomic impact of financial openness 

      O'Donnell, Barry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      This thesis uses new data to examine the impact of a quantitative measure of international financial integration on various indicators of macroeconomic performance. Proponents of greater openness to financial flows maintain ...
    • Essays on labour productivity, technical efficiency and foreign direct investment in Irish manufacturing industry 

      Ugur, Ali (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
      The aim of this thesis is to investigate the structural change that took place in the Irish manufacturing sector during the 1990s. Chapter 2 examines the patterns and growth of labour productivity and employment in Irish ...
    • Export characteristics of Irish manufacturing enterprises 

      Sutherland, Julie M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2004)
      The aim of this thesis is to investigate the export characteristics of enterprises, using the manufacturing sector of Ireland between 1991 and 1998 as a case study. The growth of Irish merchandise exports is considered to ...
    • The determinants of repertoire diversity in non-profit theatre: an application to England and Germany 

      Neligan, Adriana Sonia (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2004)
      This thesis studies repertoire diversity and its possible determinants in non-profit theatre for two European countries, namely England and Germany. For this, extensive econometric analysis is carried out using specifically ...
    • Export activity, specialisation and structural change 

      Lawless, Martina Anne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
      This thesis examines the evolution of Ireland’s manufacturing exports. In particular, it focuses on the changing pattern of specialisation both of products and of destinations. The first two chapters examine specialisation ...
    • Studies in preferences for public goods in Ireland 

      Delaney, Liam (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
      This dissertation is based on two studies conducted in 2002 and 2004 analysing preferences for non-marketed activity in Ireland. The first study applies the contingent valuation method (CVM) to Irish public service ...