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Brexit – an example of radical agnosis

Posted on April 05, 2019 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
Not knowing how or when or what is part of the human condition. The Brexit process has reminded us of this especially as ‘deadlines’ and ‘agreements’ are pushed out and out. If we have learned one thing through the process it is that nothing is agreed until all is agreed and that all or most of those who matter are fully on board. That includes 28 sovereign Member States of the European …

Slides from NERI Seminar: Wives, Mothers, Workers: A brief history of women in social policy

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar Dublin:  "Wives, Mothers, Workers:  A brief history of women in social policy" by Laura Bambrick, Social Policy & Legislative Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) on 20th March, 2019.   Wives, Mothers, Workers: A brief history of women in social policy from NevinInstitute 

The New Normal?

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Paul Mac Flynn

On the surface, the most recent release of labour market figures paints a very positive picture for Northern Ireland. Unemployment is low and employment is at an all-time high. Economic inactivity remains a serious structural problem for Northern Ireland, however the problem does appear to be slowly improving or at the very least it has stopped becoming worse. There is a consistent gap between …

Slides from NERI Seminar: What is behind aggregate productivity in Ireland? A granular approach

Posted on March 08, 2019 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar Dublin:  'What is behind aggregate productivity in Ireland?  A granular approach' presented by Dr Javier Papa, Strategic Policy Division, Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation on 6th March, 2019.   What is behind aggregate productivity in Ireland? A granular approach from NevinInstitute 

New Ideas and Growth: Some Policy Implications

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Tom McDonnell

Productivity
In the latest NERI inBrief I outline some of the main concepts and principles that policymakers can use as part of a framework for generating sustainable long-run economic growth. We can make a number of points. First, sustainable growth is dependent on continuous productivity gains arising from innovation. Second, innovation is itself a function of the production, diffusion and application of …

Posted in: MacroeconomicsInvestment

Slides from NERI Seminar: Employment effects of public innovation support measures for companies in Europe

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar Dublin:  'Employment effects of public innovation support measures for companies in Europe' presented by Valentina Patrini, Research Officer, Eurofound on 13th February, 2019.  </p Slides eurofound - innovation and employment - 13 feb 19 from NevinInstitute

6th Annual Dónal Nevin Lecture - Brexit in historical perspective - video of lecture

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Louisa O'Brien

Brexit is arguably the most significant geopolitical challenge that Western Europe has had to face since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Added to this, the rise of populism calls into question the future of the European Union itself. In order to fully understand the origin and impact of these challenges it is necessary to put them into some historical context. The Nevin Economic Research Institute …

Slides from NERI Seminar: Recent Trends and Causes of Irish Corporation Tax Revenues

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar Dublin: 'Recent Trends and Causes of Irish Corporation Tax Revenues' presented by Seamus Coffey, Lecturer, Department of Economics, UCC on 30th January, 2019.   Slides NERI Seminar - Recent Trends and Causes of Irish Corporation Tax Revenues from NevinInstitute 

The organisation of childcare services: What role for gender equality?

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Lisa Wilson

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Slides from Dr Rossella Ciccia NERI Belfast seminar presentation  /download/pdf/the_organization_of_childcare_services_final_slides.pdf

Posted in: JobsNorthern Ireland InequalityGenderWages

Industrial Stategy - It's all in the game

Posted on January 23, 2019 by Paul Mac Flynn

Foreign Direct Investment is something we talk a lot about in Northern Ireland. In terms of the industrial development we actually talk about little else. Getting big multinational firms to invest in Northern Ireland is seen as one of the key avenues to lifting our growth rate and becoming a successful regional economy. Nearly every economy, developing and developed, has some programme to attract …

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