• Householder Preferences for the Design of an Energy Efficiency Retrofit Subsidy in Ireland

    The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2018, pp. 145-172 Matthew Collins, Economic and Social Research Institute and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Seraphim Dempsey, Economic and Social Research Institute John Curtis, Economic and Social Research Institute and Trinity College Dublin Introduction Improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings provides an opportunity…

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  • The Impact of Free GP Care on GP Utilisation in Ireland

    The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2018, pp.201-215 Paul Gorecki Introduction Public policy in Ireland has committed to extending free GP care to all, on a phased basis.  In 2015, under 6s and over 70s became eligible for free GP care. It has recently been announced that free GP care for…

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  • Health

    Universal GP Care in Ireland: Potential Cost Implications

    The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 93-109 Sheelah Connolly* ESRI, Anne Nolan ESRI, Brendan Walsh, ESRI, Maev-Ann Wren ESRI Introduction In 2011, the Government made a commitment to the introduction of universal General Practitioner (GP) care, which they linked to the removal of fees for GP care. The aim…

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  • The Impact of Displacement on the Earnings of Workers in Ireland

    Nóirín McCarthy University College Cork and Peter W. Wright University of Sheffield Background This paper looks at the experiences of displaced workers in Ireland over the years 2005-2011, from a period of sustained economic growth followed by a sharp downturn in 2008. The previous years of high economic growth were followed by an increase in…

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  • Atypical Work and Ireland’s Labour Market Collapse and Recovery

    Elish Kelly and Alan Barrett Introduction This paper looks at developments in the incidence of “atypical work” in Ireland.  The OECD (2015) notes that “traditional” permanent, full-time work is being replaced with less traditional work, such as part-time temporary work and self-employment.  Due to the growth in such working arrangements atypical work has come under…

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  • “Identifying Inter-Sectoral Exposures in Ireland using Network Analysis”

    Economics Letters, Central Bank of Ireland, Volume 2017, Number 3, 2017 Mary Cussen Introduction Recent analysis by the Central Bank of Ireland looks at the financial connections between the economic sectors of the Irish economy using network analysis tools. This is an innovative approach in the Irish context.  The method uses previously unpublished data. The…

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  • Housing

    Identifying Rent Pressures in Your Neighbourhood: A New Model of Irish Regional Rent Indicators

    Martina Lawless, Economic and Social Research InstituteKieran McQuinn, Economic and Social Research InstituteJohn Walsh, Economic and Social Research Institute The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 73-92 Introduction Between 2007 and 2016 there were substantial changes in the Irish housing and rental market.  Prices and rents fell sharply after the…

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