The Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize on behalf of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies was awarded to Diarmaid Smyth and Rónán Hickey for this paper.
Vol 46, No 3, Autumn (2015)
Table of Contents
|Blowing the Bubble: The Global Funding of the Irish Credit Boom|
|Mary M. Everett||339-365|
|Outsourcing Foreign Services and the Internet: Evidence from Firm Level Data|
|Holger Görg, Aoife Hanley, Ingrid Ott||367-387|
|A Reduced-form Equation for the Unemployment Rate Estimated from a Panel of Nineteen OECD Countries|
|Dimitris Hatzinikolaou, Konstantina Girtzimani, Christos Mousafiris||389-397|
|Are Classroom Internet Use and Academic Performance Higher after Government Broadband Subsidies to Primary Schools?|
|Marie Hyland, Richard Layte, Seán Lyons, Selina McCoy, Mary Silles||399-428|
Policy Section Articles
|Wages and Ireland’s International Competitiveness|
|A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System|
|Gerard Turley, Darragh Flannery, Stephen McNena||459-484|
The Autumn 2015 analytical chapters are:
Chapter 2. Where Are Commodity Exporters Headed? Output Growth in the Aftermath of the Commodity Boom
While this is specific to the UK, similar issues may arise in the analysis of the Irish labour market: speech by Ben Broadbent here.
IMF report here.
New CIEPR report here.
Eduardo Porter, one of the most highly respected economic analysts in the US media, has an interesting, thoughtful new article on European immigration pressures. He argues that European economies and societies need to prepare for large-scale immigration from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. These regions are close to Europe, are notably poor by world standards, and have a forecast population increase of three billion in coming decades, on top of the large increases which have already occurred in the recent past. Porter argues that attempts to stop completely this migration pressure will not succeed, and instead Europe should try to adjust to an inevitable large inflow.
ECB bulletin article – here.
ECB bulletin article here.
The new Fishamble play by Colin Murphy is on during the Festival – details here.
The Dublin Economics Workshop will hold its annual economic policy conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone on October 16th and 17th next. Some slots are still available and proposals in any area of economic policy are welcome. They should be forwarded as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programme and booking details will be circulated shortly.
The Dublin Economics Workshop is kindly sponsored by Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
A detailed analysis of cross-country covariation patterns is available in the PIIE report by Paolo Mauro and Jan Zilinsky here.
There is a new VOXEU ebook with contributions on this topic – here. (My contribution is on “International financial flows and the Eurozone crisis”.)
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has a vacancy for an economist, details are here. Closing date is the 16th of September.
On Wednesday, September 30, we are holding a one-day conference on ‘Higher Education Funding: Drawing on the International Experience’ in Maynooth.
The context for this conference is the debate on how to fund higher education in Ireland. In 2014, the Minister for Education established an Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education, and the motivation for the conference is to inform the discussion about the choice of funding options available; we have a particular interest in the interaction between funding mechanisms and differential access to higher education along socioeconomic lines.
International speakers include Sara Goldrick-Rab of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who has written extensively on the issue of higher education funding in the US; Claire Crawford of Warwick University and the IFS, who has written several detailed analyses of the UK system; and Bruce Chapman of the Australian National University, whose name is particularly associated with income-contingent student loans, both in terms of his academic research and his role as policy advisor to many governments.
Local speakers include Rory O’Donnell of NESC and Delma Byrne of Maynooth University.
The conference will be open to all. I’ll post further details here in the coming weeks.
Update: Full details are now available here.