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Rebuilding Ireland – Patterns of Social Housing Construction (2016 – 2018)

Expenditure on the Build programme of Rebuilding Ireland has more than quadrupled in three years, from €173m in 2016 to €742m in 2018. Construction by local authorities, is beginning to help address a significant demand for social housing, but at … Continue reading

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Enterprise, Employment and Income Framework: Overview of IGEES Analysis

This paper provides a summary overview of a selection of IGEES papers in the policy areas of enterprise, employment and incomes. The paper highlights the interlinkages between these areas and the relevance of this for policy. It then summarises the … Continue reading

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What is behind aggregate productivity growth in Ireland? A granular approach

This paper is aimed to empirically test for Ireland the “granular hypothesis” (Gabaix 2011), which posits that firm-level productivity shocks can explain a sizable portion of aggregate productivity fluctuations. The Irish case is particularly relevant as Ireland has been experiencing … Continue reading

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Dominant Cities in Small Advanced Economies: Challenges and Policy Responses

This paper discusses the issues of regional development and urban agglomeration, primarily with reference to experience in Ireland but also in comparison with developments in other small advanced economies. In the first section, the paper discusses the well-established economics of … Continue reading

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