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Blog Archive | February 2018

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 …

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