Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service

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.

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Forecasting Trade Deflators in Ireland

This technical note provides an overview and rationale for recently developed forecast models for Irish export and import prices (trade deflators) in both Merchandise Goods and Services. These forecasts constitute a significant component of the GDP Deflator forecast used in the Department of Finance’s overall macroeconomic forecast, produced for the annual Budget and the Stability Programme. These models will be updated in line with the release of Quarterly National Account (QNA) and annual National Income and Expenditure data by the CSO.

The paper is available here.

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Survey of Agents 2016

This report presents the results from the survey of agents conducted by Revenue’s Statistics & Economic Research Branch between June and July 2016. For the purposes of this report, an agent is a business which represents other taxpayers in their dealings with Revenue. To focus this survey, only small to medium sized agents were included (defined as agents with between 11 and 500 clients. The purpose of this survey is to assess agents’ views on: contacts with Revenue; use and knowledge of Revenue applications and online resources; and agent customer satisfaction. These survey results assist Revenue in designing and implementing a programme of customer service that is both efficient to administer and that makes it as easy as possible for agents to comply with their obligations and support their clients.

The report is available here.

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Irish Tax Policy in Perspective

The Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan, T.D. launched the Irish Tax Institute’s publication ‘Irish Tax Policy in Perspective’ on 12th December 2016. It is a series of personal reflections on tax policy and includes a foreword by Minister Noonan. Of the 23 contributors to the book, 4 contributors are members of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service – David Hegarty (D/Finance), Donal Lynch (D/Finance), Dr. Keith Walsh (Revenue) and Gary Tobin (D/Finance who co-edited the book). The publication can be found here

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IGEES Output January to June 2016

A paper highlighting a large amount of output finalied in the first half of 2016 is now available on the website. The paper features work from IGEES members across a number of Departments. Please click here for more.

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