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 on February 09, 2016 by Paul Goldrick-Kelly
The fiscal impact of predicted changes in the size and age structure of the Irish population represent a major challenge for policy planners. This paper provides estimates of the costs to the public healthcare system in real terms attributable to demographic changes over the next two decades.