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Research Programme

As part of the NERI research programme we are:

  • Building a microeconomic model of the Republic of Ireland income distribution using microdata from the CSO's Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC). The model will serve as a basis for examining and simulating policy options and changes to incomes, taxation, welfare and earnings policies.
  • Building a macroeconomic model of the Republic of Ireland which we will use to provide recurring projections and commentary on the major macroeconomic indicators. These will be incorporated into future editions of the Quarterly Economic Observer (QEO) from later in 2012.
  • Subsequently, we plan to extend these models to the Northern Ireland economy .

The Institute's research programme includes:

  • A Quarterly Economic Observer (QEO) which will provide regular commentary on the economy of Ireland - north and south.
  • A Quarterly Economic Facts (QEF) publication providing facts on key economic and socio-economic indicators for Ireland - north and south.
  • A General Research Series which will publish peer reviewed economic research from NERI researchers.
  • A NERI Working Paper Series providing an outlet for on-going research.
  • An NERI Research Seminar Series which provides a new forum for researches, from NERI and elsewhere, to present on-going or completed research on relevant public policy topics.
  • Contributions by NERI staff to research publications and journals, research conferences and policy discussions.

Recent Research

Public service employment & securityPublic service employment & security

Issued : January 2018
by Lisa Wilson
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QEO Winter 2017 FinalQEO Winter 2017 Final

Issued : December 2017

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A Low Skills Equilibrium in Northern IrelandA Low Skills Equilibrium in Northern Ireland

Issued : December 2017
by Paul Mac Flynn
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Context for private sector wagesContext for private sector wages

Issued : November 2017
by Tom McDonnell
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QEO Autumn 2017 FINALQEO Autumn 2017 FINAL

Issued : September 2017

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Assessing the quality of jobs in Northern IrelandAssessing the quality of jobs in Northern Ireland

Issued : September 2017

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NERI Powerpoint women in workNERI Powerpoint women in work The changing nature of women's work

Issued : September 2017
by Lisa Wilson
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QEO Summer 2017QEO Summer 2017

Issued : June 2017

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QEO Spring 2017 Final Version QEO Spring 2017 Final Version

Issued : March 2017

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The Spirit Level RevisitedThe Spirit Level Revisited income inequality; wellbeing

Issued : March 2017
by Lisa Wilson
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