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  • Selecting Economic Immigrants: A Statistical Approach 

    McHale, John; Rogers, Keith (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-09)
    There is growing international interest in a Canadian-style points system for selecting economic immigrants. Although existing points systems are influenced by the human capital literature, the findings have traditionally ...
  • The sensitivity of UK agricultural employment to macroeconomic variables 1960-1966 

    Gaffney, Patrick (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-07)
    In the UK agriculture continues to have a major impact on the landscape, occupying 77% of the total land area, but its direct contribution to national enlployment is rIlarginal. In 1996 the agricult ural sector accounted for ...
  • A Socio-Economic Study of Kelang Village in Yunnan Province in relation to Uptake by Farmers of Improved Management Practices on Red Soils in China 

    Cuddy, Michael P. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2003)
    This paper reports on the socio-economic outcome of a study of innovative, integrated, agricultural management practices in a catchment near Kelang village in Yunnan Province in south-west China. The focus of these practices, ...
  • Some evidence on the export-led growth hypothesis for Ireland 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1995-12)
    The objective of this paper is to test, for the export-led growth hypothesis in Ireland over the last 40 years using the modern econometric analysis of nonstationary time series. We find that over the 1950-1990 period ...
  • Spatial (Im)mobility and Accessibility in Ireland: Implications for Transport Policy 

    Rau, Henrike; Vega, Amaya (2012)
    Recent social research that links people s position in society to their ability to access employment has shown the centrality of spatial mobility in the (re-)production of patterns of (in)equality. This is particularly ...
  • The spatial impact of commuting on income: a spatial microsimulation approach 

    Vega, Amaya; Kilgarriff, Paul; O'Donoghue, Cathal; Morrissey, Karyn (Springer Verlag, 2016-08-24)
    The Irish economic boom resulted in a substantial increase in car-ownership and commuting. These trends were particularly noticeable in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), with an unprecedented increase in employment levels and ...
  • The spatial relationship between economic activity and river water quality 

    O'Donoghue, Cathal; Howley, Peter; Hynes, Stephen; Fealy, Réamonn; Chyzheuskaya, Aksana; Green, Stuart; Meredith, David; Morrissey, Karyn (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    This paper, using Ireland as a case study, examines the relationship between economic activities and river water quality. The stipulation from the EU water framework directive (WFD) that all surface waters in the EU must ...
  • A stimulating annealing approach to non-market environmental benefit aggregation. 

    Hynes, Stephen (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    This paper considers the use of a 'combinatorial optimization' technique in the aggregation of environmental benefit values. Combinatorial optimization is used to statistically match population census data to a Contingent ...
  • A Stochastic Complexity Perspective of Induction in Economics and Inference in Dynamics 

    Velupillai, K. Vela (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    Rissanen's fertile and pioneering minimum description length principle (MDL) has been viewed from the point of view of statistical estimation theory, information theory, as stochastic complexity theory - i.e., a computable ...
  • Strategy-proof fuzzy aggregation rules 

    Piggins, Ashley. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    We investigate the structure of fuzzy aggregation rules which, for every permissible profile of fuzzy individual preferences, specify a fuzzy social preference. We show that all fuzzy aggregation rules which are strategyproof ...
  • Subsidies in Irish fisheries: saving rural Ireland? ( 

    Wiium, Vilhjalmur (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-12)
    Subsidies in the world's fishing industry have long been considered to have harmful effects on fish stocks. The fishing industry has suffered from overcapacity for many years, and subsidies encourage investment, leading ...
  • Sustainable fishing in Irish waters: assessment of current practices, policies and alternative approaches (Economics Working Paper no. 165) 

    Farrell, Niall; Breen, Ben; Cuddy, Michael; Hynes, Stephen (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    Irish fishing waters are currently governed as part of the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union. Under this regime, policies of strict regulation are employed to provide both an ecologically sustainable resource ...
  • Tales of Expansionary Fiscal Contractions in Two European Countries: Hindsight and Foresight 

    Duffy, David (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    It is ironic that the potential expansionary effects of fiscal contractions have become known as non-Keynesian effects. This paper highlights the fact that Keynes and his contemporaries were aware of such potential perverse ...
  • Taming the Incomputable, Reconstructing the Nonconstructive and Deciding the Undecidable in Mathematical Economics 

    Velupillai, K. Vela (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    It is natural to claim, as I do in this paper, that the emergence of non-constructivities in economics is entirely due to the formalizations of economics by means of 'classical' mathematics. I have made similar claims for ...
  • Tax, transition, and the State: the Case of Russia 

    Turley, Gerard (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2001)
    The article sets out to assess the problems of taxation in Russia in the context of the Russian state, its relationship with the enterprise sector and the transition from plan to market. In this paper, we argue that Russia
  • Technology and Intermediation: the Case of Banking 

    Keane, Michael J.; Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-04)
    The aim of this paper is to look at ways in which the contribution of investment in technology to consumer welfare might be measured. One useful approach to this question is demonstrated by means of a simple spatial model ...
  • Testing for monetary policy convergence in european countries 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-12)
    The paper tests for long-run monetary policy convergence and short-run policy interactions in seven ERM countries over the 1979-1992 period using the approach of multivariate cointegration and Granger-causality tests. ...
  • Testing for real interest rate convergence in European countries 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-01)
    We use cointegration tests that determine endogenously the regime shift to test for bilateral short-term and long-term real interest rate convergence in the European Monetary System in the 1979-1993 period. The results ...
  • Testing for the sustainability of the current account deficit in two industrial countries 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996-07)
    The objective of this paper is to test for the sustainability of the current account deficits in the U.S. and Canada over the 1973-1994 period. Using various unit root and cointegration tests some of which allow for ...
  • Tests for Interest Rate Convergence 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-05)
    We use a new test for cointegration that allows for structural breaks in the cointegrating relationship to test for bilateral interest rate convergence in the European Monetary System. Contrary to previous studies that ...