In this research inBrief, we summarise a recent NERI working paper: Matching skills needs with skills reserves:Protecting workers & communities for a Just Transition.
Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics and other forms of automation technologies have unsurprisingly led to a re-emergence of ‘automation anxiety’ and suggestions by some that we are near the ‘end of work’.
This Research InBrief looks in detail at how young workers have been faring in the labour market in Northern Ireland since the 2007-2008 Global Economic Crisis.
Residential property is a major component of wealth and the introduction in the Republic of Ireland of the Local Property Tax (LPT) in 2013 was a positive and necessary reform. Almost all advanced economies have some recurrent tax on immovable property.
A main goal of workers and unions is to achieve wage growth that outstrips increasing costs of living. We call this ‘real’ wage growth and it is necessary for improving living standards.
This Research InBrief provides an overview of the latest data on employee earnings in Northern Ireland - on an hourly, weekly and annual basis.
In recent times the Northern Ireland labour market has been performing strongly. This is evidenced by continued and sustained increases in the rate of employment and decreases in the rate of both unemployment and economic inactivity in the decade following the economic crisis.
This Research InBrief presents evidence on the extent of low pay in Northern Ireland.
The economic recovery that followed the 2008 financial crisis has now been in train for 10 years. Many headline economic indicators appear to suggest that such a recovery may be complete. However, on closer inspection, it does appear that structural changes over the course of that recovery have...
Taxes on capital are an important part of government revenue in the Republic of Ireland. More broadly, capital taxes have implications for relative competitiveness, revenue sufficiency and equity. In this inbrief, I investigate...