Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

Articles from Vol. 40, Annual

A Study of the NUTS 2 Administrative Regions Using Input-Output Analysis
1. INTRODUCTION In 1966, Roy Geary, Director of the ESRI, giving a series of lectures on Input- Output (I-O) tables, noted "the absence of any kind of import and export statistics for regions is a grave lacuna" and further noted that if regional...
Building Research Capacity in the Social Sciences-Alternatives Approaches
1. INTRODUCTION In contrast to previous decades, the past decade has seen major investments by the Irish government in the national research capacity. As part of this investment, there has been a significant investment in the social sciences with...
Constructing a National House Price Index for Ireland
1. INTRODUCTION On May 13th, the CSO published the first set of results for Its Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) ahead of an Impending EU legislative requirement to provide RPPI data to Eurostat from 2012. The hedonically mix-adjusted Index...
From Data to Policy Analysis: Tax-Benefit Modelling Using SILC 2008
1. INTRODUCTION Policy makers and the body politic have a strong interest in ensuring that the tax transfer system functions well. This common interest in policies that are efficient in achieving their objectives including economic efficiency and...
Individual Members (* Life Members)
Ahern, Ms Michelle, Gardenfield, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Allen, Mr Frank, 12 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Arnold, Mr Thomas, Department of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Balanda, Professor Kevin P., Institute of Public Health...
Laws and Constitution of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
As amended on 11 December 2008 1. The title of the Society shall be The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. The object of the Society shall be the promotion of the study of statistics, jurisprudence, and social and economic science....
List of Group Members
Corporate members AIB Bank plc Dr. Paul J. Quigley, Group Risk Bank Centre PO Box 452 Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Bord Gais Eireann Mr Gerry Walsh Gasworks Road Mr W. Roche Cork Bord...
Predicting Turning Points in the Rent Cycle Using the Natural Vacancy Rate an Applied Study of the Dublin Office Market
1. INTRODUCTION The vacancy rate promises to be a key variable for understanding commercial property markets because it encapsulates both supply and demand conditions. However, while it is commonly expected that a high vacancy rate will exert downward...
Proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry of Ireland One Hundred and Sixty-Fourth Session: 2010/2011
First Meeting The first meeting of the Society was held at 4:00pm on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the Central Statistics Office, Skehard Road, Cork. The President, Mr Paul Sweeney, was in the Chair. Professor Tim Callan delivered a paper co-authored...
Research and Policy-Making-Strengthening the Link
1. INTRODUCTION Basing policy decisions on the most complete evidence should lead to better outcomes. This may not be a controversial position but perhaps it is worth restating. This paper considers the role of research and analysis in the policy-making...
Terrorism, Tourism and FDI: Estimating a Lower Bound on the Peace Dividend in Northern Ireland
1. INTRODUCTION Should the Northern Ireland Assembly intervene with respect to terrorist activity in Northern Ireland? (2) If so, to what extent should resources be allocated to pursue a counter terrorist strategy of intervention? From an economic...
The Demography of Ageing and Future Policy Impacts: A Northern Ireland Perspective
1. INTRODUCTION One of the most significant changes in the make-up of the Northern Ireland population has been the relative ageing of the population. Population ageing is not unique to Northern Ireland; indeed it is being witnessed across the world....
The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of US Investment in Ireland
1 INTRODUCTION It is well known that Ireland is an exceptionally open economy relative to its size. Whether measuring investment flows or exports and imports of goods and services, Ireland is ranked as one of the most open economies in the European...
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