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Time to start changing the game

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
The story goes that there was a slightly inebriated person found under the light of street lamp searching for something. When asked by a police officer about what was happening, the person replied ‘I’m looking for my house keys’. They both searched together but found nothing. When the police officer asked ‘are sure you lost them here?’, the person revealed that the keys had been lost in …

Towards ‘better jobs’ for all: Why we need to listen to the women's movement

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Lisa Wilson

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Recently we have seen increased attention being given to the nature of employment and in particular to the quality of employment. There is hardly a day that passes that when we pick up the newspaper or turn on the radio that we do not hear talk of ‘precarious work’, ‘insecure jobs’, ‘zero hours contracts’, ‘the gig economy’, ‘contingent employment’ or some variation of these …

Posted in: Gender

Northern Ireland's Public Finances - Revenue Matters

Posted on March 05, 2018 by Paul Mac Flynn

When the £1 billion supply and confidence deal was signed between the Conservatives and the DUP last summer, many across the water began to take a more in depth look at the public finances in Northern Ireland. When they examined official statistics, many were horrified to learn that a region to which the UK government had just pledged a massive increase in funds was already one of the highest …

Call for Papers: 6th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference

Posted on February 05, 2018 by Louisa O'Brien

The sixth Annual NERI Labour Market Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd May in association with NUI Galway's Whitaker Institute . The conference will run from 09:35 - 16:15 (followed by a reception until 16:45) and will include research papers on various aspects of the Irish labour market and Irish labour market policy.  The venue will be the Moyola Building, NUI Galway. The NERI Labour …

Some evidence about health expenditure in the Republic of Ireland

Posted on February 02, 2018 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
Never let the data get in the way of a good story. In their landmark book, How Ireland cares: The case for health reform , published in 2006, Dale Tussing and Maeve-Ann Wren recount some wild claims by a Minister for Health regarding the extent to which Ireland was spending far in excess of other countries. Surprisingly, the claims along with the underlying assumptions have stuck. Sometimes, it …

Productivity matters for everyone

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Paul Mac Flynn

In recent years one economic trend in particular has become increasingly important for policymakers across most western economies and that is productivity. It has become such a significant issue because while most other economic metrics eventually began to recover following the 2008 crash, productivity has remained stubbornly weak. In simple terms productivity is a measure of how efficiently …

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The housing crisis: rising costs, falling living standards

Posted on January 09, 2018 by Ciarán Nugent

 The national median disposable, net or after tax wage has increased by just under 8% since 2012 (now at €2,087 p.m. approx.) whilst the take home pay of a full-time minimum wage worker has increased by about 10% (now at €1,490). The most recent reports by daft.ie show an almost 60% rise in average rents across the country and 40% growth in asking prices for residential properties in the …

Posted in: Wages

On the threshold of a new year

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
On the threshold of a new year, the Nevin Economic Research Institute continues its work on a number of key fronts including a special focus, this year, on enterprise development.  For too long, there has been an absence of focussed research on the reasons for why native enterprises, here, have generally been nowhere as successful when it comes to global markets as other enterprises have been.  …

Public spending levels: How does Ireland Compare?

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Paul Goldrick-Kelly

The nature and level of public expenditure is an important and contentious subject of debate in political discussion everywhere and that is no less true of the Republic of Ireland.  While this debate cannot be entirely shorn of subjective values and political judgements, relative expenditure comparisons can ground debate in something resembling a common set of facts. The most common basis of …

Posted in: Government SpendingInvestment

Slides from NERI Seminar: Productivity in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Louisa O'Brien

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Slides from NERI Seminar on 'Productivity in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland', presented by Paul Goldrick-Kelly, Economist, NERI and Paul Mac Flynn, Senior Economist, NERI on 13th December, 2017. Above presentation by Paul Goldrick-Kelly (NERI)   Above presentation by Paul Mac Flynn (NERI)  

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