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Immigration and low pay

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Paul Mac Flynn

Over the last number of weeks there has been increasing discussion over what the United Kingdom’s immigration policy will be once it leaves the European Union. Despite playing a disproportionately large role in the debate at the time of the referendum, the issue of immigration has since taken a back seat to the more mundane technicalities and mechanics of trade policy. What we do know is that …

The End of Austerity?

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Paul Mac Flynn

The UK Budget for 2019/20 will be unveiled later today by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. While nearly all recent discussion and debate at Westminster has been consumed by Brexit, the political context for this budget is quite different. Obviously, it will be almost impossible to avoid the issue of Brexit completely. The forecasts for economic growth and the public finances will be …

Measuring Job Quality: The ‘Better Jobs Index’

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Lisa Wilson

This increased concern over job quality in the UK was initially formalised by Prime Minister Theresa May when she commissioned Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA to undertake a review of modern working practices. One of the key recommendations made by the Commission in its report was that the UK Government should identify a set of metrics against which it will measure success in …

Slides from NERI Seminar Belfast: Just energy transitions and ‘full spectrum innovation’: decarbonisation, democratisation, divestment and disruption

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar Belfast: Just energy transitions and ‘full spectrum innovation’: decarbonisation, democratisation, divestment and disruption presented by Professor John Barry, Queen's University Belfast on 25th November, 2018. Slides NERI Seminar - just energy transitions john barry QUB 25 oct 18 from NevinInstitute 

Slides from NERI Seminar: 'Housing in Northern Ireland and its implications for living standards'

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Paul Mac Flynn

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Here are the slides from the NERI Seminar on the 27th September 2018, 'Housing in Northern Ireland and its implications for living standards', presented by Paul Mac Flynn and Dr Lisa Wilson from the NERI.

A strange notion of freedom

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
The Irish Tax Institute does not disappoint. It describes itself as ‘the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax’. In a way, this is an odd description because readers of its yearly pre- and post-budget documentation may have the impression that tax is an evil, but a necessary one at that. The aim of professional analysis by tax experts is to minimise it - legally (so that we …

Context for Budget 2019: A Long-run Focus

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Tom McDonnell

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This presentation gives the NERI perspective along with some facts and figures in advance of Budget 2019.

Posted in: InequalityMacroeconomicsTaxation

Slides from NERI Seminar: 'Healthcare - Time for a New Deal'

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar: 'Healthcare - Time for a New Deal' presented by Dr Tom Healy, Director, NERI and Paul Goldrick-Kelly, Economist, NERI on 12th September, 2018. Slides NERI Seminar - PGK & TH - 12 Sept 18 from NevinInstitute

Rebalancing our economy

Posted on September 08, 2018 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
The role of small and medium-sized enterprises is crucial to the goal of a renewed domestic enterprise sector.  The unrelenting pressure of competition, technological change and environmental challenges, not to mention the uncertainties and risks associated with Brexit, call for a coordinated approach to enterprise development.  Ireland has followed, in many respects, a different pathway to …

‘Bad’ Jobs and Productivity: Why flexible employment is negatively affecting productivity

Posted on September 07, 2018 by Lisa Wilson

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Productivity - the amount of value produced per hour worked - has grown at a painfully slow rate across many large Western economies since the financial crisis of 2008. The UK has been among the worst performing economies and within it, Northern Ireland has been falling behind even more.  At the same time, employment in Northern Ireland is at a record high and we have been hearing suggestions …

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