Welcome to the website of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), which will present analytical and statistical outputs from the Service. The site contains recent analytical papers across a range of public policy and expenditure topics.
Our most recent publications are set out below.
The papers have been prepared by members of IGEES and do not necessarily represent the policy positions of the relevant Departments, Ministers or the Government.
Throughout the year, IGEES staff and those working in analysis across the civil service, produce papers and other work that contributes to the overall goal of embedding evidence based policy making at the highest level.
This does this through:
analysis (including economic analysis) and research to inform the development of policy;
policy analysis and evaluation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes and policy areas;
statistical and data analysis to better inform about the policy environment;
publications, presentations and conference to disseminate analysis and research.
The IGEES Work Programme 2018 shows the vast array of work that is carried out across the various Departments for last year and the year to come. The complete programme can be found here.
Recent research in the area of productivity has moved on from macro, and sectoral, analysis to firm level analysis and has sought to explore the dynamics that drive the main channels for aggregate productivity growth. These are, namely productivity growth at the productivity frontier, diffusion of technology from the frontier to lagging firms, and a reallocation of resources from the least productive to the most productive firms through competition. This paper looks at the first and last of these, and also looks at the extent of catch-up and convergence between frontier and laggard firms. The full paper can be found here.
This paper, published by the Department of Finance, examines the import exposures to the UK of Ireland and other EU Member States at a sectoral level. The analysis builds on previous work undertaken by the Department of Finance on sector-level export exposures, in the context of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The full paper can be found here
The 2018 campaign for the recruitment of Economist/Policy Anlaysts (AP) was launched 12/01/2018. The information booklet for this role is available here.
The closing date for applications is 01/02/2018. All applications for this role as well as any queries that you might have in relation to the recruitment process, can be directed to the Public Appointment Service. The advertisement for the role can be found on www.publicjobs.ie or by clicking here.
We would encourage all those with an interest in the role to apply and we wish you all the best of luck.