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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).
  • 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 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

Quarterly Economic Observer - Spring 2019Quarterly Economic Observer - Spring 2019

Issued : February 2019

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New Ideas and Growth: Some Policy ImplicationsNew Ideas and Growth: Some Policy Implications

Issued : February 2019
by Tom McDonnell
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Brexit in Historical PerspectiveBrexit in Historical Perspective

Issued : December 2018
by Louisa O'Brien
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Brexit: Why Northern Ireland is where it isBrexit: Why Northern Ireland is where it is

Issued : December 2018

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Private Sector Wages 2018/2019Private Sector Wages 2018/2019

Issued : November 2018
by Tom McDonnell
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Esmond BirnieEsmond Birnie

Issued : November 2018

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Graham BrownlowGraham Brownlow

Issued : November 2018

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Quarterly Economic Observer - Autumn, 2018Quarterly Economic Observer - Autumn, 2018

Issued : October 2018

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Context for Budget 2019: A Long-run FocusContext for Budget 2019: A Long-run Focus

Issued : September 2018
by Tom McDonnell
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Housing Tenure in Northern IrelandHousing Tenure in Northern Ireland

Issued : August 2018
by Paul Mac Flynn
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Quarterly Economic Observer 2018: Summer EditionQuarterly Economic Observer 2018: Summer Edition Presentation Slides

Issued : August 2018
by Tom McDonnell
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Quarterly Economic Observer - Summer, 2018Quarterly Economic Observer - Summer, 2018

Issued : July 2018

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Quarterly Economic Observer First Edition 2018Quarterly Economic Observer First Edition 2018

Issued : May 2018

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Wages in Ireland, 2008-2016.Wages in Ireland, 2008-2016.

Issued : May 2018
by Ciarán Nugent
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