The Winter 2019 edition of the Economic and Social Review celebrates the 50th anniversary of the journal with a great mix papers, looking back at topics featured regularly over the journal’s history and coming right up to present day debates in economic and social policy. Hope you all enjoy the examples of past contributions and evidence on continued vibrancy of the journal.
Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Economic and Social Review
by Martina Lawless, Managing Editor
Contributing to Macro-Economic Policy in Ireland
by John FitzGerald
Fifty Years a-Growing: Economic History and Demography in The Economic and Social Review
by Cormac Ó Gráda
The Economic and Social Review at 50: A Review Article on Fiscal Policy Papers
by David Madden
Health in the ESR: Observations and Reflections
by John Cullinan
Ireland’s Gender Wage Gap, Past and Present
by Aedín Doris
From Income Poverty to Multidimensional Quality of Life
by Christopher T. Whelan, Dorothy Watson, Bertrand Maître
Export Structure, FDI and the Rapidity of Ireland’s Recovery from Crisis
by Frank Barry and Adele Bergin
The Euro at 20: Successes, Problems, Progress and Threats
by Karl Whelan
South-North Trade in Ireland: Gravity and Firms from the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit
by Martina Lawless, J. Peter Neary and Zuzanna Studnicka
The Digital Learning Movement: How Should Irish Schools Respond?
by Ann Marcus-Quinn, Tríona Hourigan and Selina McCoy
An assessment of the likely economic effects and impact on households of any tax and welfare changes made in Budget 2020 will be presented by Karina Doorley and Barra Roantree on Friday, 11th October at the ESRI. Anyone interested in attending can find further information and registration details here.
A new paper by Central Bank economist John McQuinn published on Friday looks at how financing of small and medium enterprises varies across countries and finds that the long shadow of the financial crisis still seems to be having an effect on the ability of some small firms to access bank credit even when their measurable performance would seem to qualify.
Figure 5 on page 20 might be the most interesting for an Irish audience – showing continuing tighter credit here than elsewhere after controlling for a whole range of firm and bank factors.
The Spring edition of the Economic and Social Review is now available here.
It is a bit of a bumper volume with special editions in both the articles section on measuring economic potential and a special policy section focusing on housing.
Foreword to Special Edition of The Economic and Social Review by Eddie Casey.
Inside the “Upside Down”: Estimating Ireland’s Output Gap by Eddie Casey
Estimating the Output, Inflation and Unemployment Gaps in Ireland using Bayesian Model Averaging by Michael O’Grady
The Current Account, a Real-Time Signal of Economic Imbalances or 20/20 Hindsight? by Niall Conroy and Eddie Casey
Measuring the Cycle and Structural Shocks by Marta Lopresto and Garry Young
Policy Section Articles
Exploring Affordability in the Irish Housing Market by Eoin Corrigan, Daniel Foley, Kieran McQuinn, Conor O’Toole and Rachel Slaymaker
The Scale and Impact of the Local Authority Rent Subsidy by Eoin Corrigan
Social Housing in the Irish Housing Market by Dorothy Watson and Eoin Corrigan