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IGEES Work Programme 2017

The IGEES work programme for 2017 reports on the activity and achievements of IGEES Units in 2016. It sets out areas of work that will be undertaken in 2017 in individual IGEES Units across Government Departments and Offices in keeping … Continue reading

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Behavioural Economics Increasing Attendance at Group Information Sessions (GIS)

This paper reports on a trial study conducted by the Department of Social Protection in collaboration with the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform to test the application of behavioural insights on “Did Not Attend” rates. Specifically, the study analysed … Continue reading

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The Irish Experience: Fiscal Consolidation 2008-2014

This paper provides an analysis of the fiscal consolidation undertaken in Ireland during the period 2008-2014. Consolidation was a response to the collapse in Ireland’s finances provoked by an unprecedented financial crisis, bursting of the property bubble and unsustainable fiscal … Continue reading

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Assessment Guidelines for Stage 1 Behavioural Economics Projects

The report provides guidelines for policymakers considering conducting a behavioural economics trial. The aim of the report is to help policymakers think through their proposed application of Behavioural Economics and assess whether the application represents the best option for a … Continue reading

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