Category Archives: Policy Evaluation

Implications of Behavioural Economics for Tax policy

This paper assesses how behavioural economics can be applied in the area of tax policy. A brief introduction to behavioural economics is followed by a summary of the existing rules-of-thumb that standard economics provides for tax policy design, focusing on … Continue reading

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Recently Published Focused Policy Assessments

The following Focused Policy Assessments have been recently published: Focused Policy Assessment Green-Schools Travel Programme  

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An Economic Approach to Evaluate the R&D Tax Credit in Ireland

This working paper discusses the various methodologies avaliable for evaluating research and development tax credits. Following  the “Review of the R&D Tax Credit” published  as part of Budget 2014, this paper complements the economic analysis within the review by considering … Continue reading

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Focused Policy Assessment of the Rural Social Scheme

This paper assseses the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), which provides an income support to people in rural occupations – typically operating small farm holdings or small fishing vessels – that are economically unsustainable, in the broader context of social  cohesion. The … Continue reading

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