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  • Modelling access to the Irish Coastline: a contingent behavioural approach. 

    Barry, Luke; Van Rensburgh, Tom; Hynes, Stephen (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    This paper measures willingness to pay (WTP) for public access and trail improvements to a coastal recreational site in the west of Ireland. The Contingent Behaviour model is used to measure the increased number of trips ...
  • 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 ...
  • Personal versus societal preferences in contingent valuation assessments 

    Howley, Peter; Hynes, Stephen; O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    Contingent valuation has been used extensively in estimating the value of environmental goods. One criticism of this approach, however, is that respondents in referendum-style contingent valuation surveys may express ...
  • The Rise and Fall of the Irish Orange Roughy Fishery: An Economic Analysis 

    Foley, Naomi; van Rensburg, Thomas; Armstrong, Claire W. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-04)
    An Irish commercial fishery for orange roughy began in the Northeast Atlantic in 2001 with the assistance of government grants. The fishery began as an open access, non-quota fishery. The rapid boom and bust of many deep ...
  • Captive Offshoring by U.S. Multinationals: Measuring the Domestic Employment Impacts of Vertical FDI 

    Mullen, John K. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010)
    The pervasive and complex nature of "international outsourcing" has hampered efforts to quantify the importance of this phenomenon for national economies. Indeed, available evidence on the extent of "offshoring" associated ...
  • Quantitative Risk Estimation in the Credit Default Swap Market using Exteme Value Theory 

    Moloney, Kitty; Raghavendra, Srinivas (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010)
    This paper is motivated by empirical evidence illustrating the non-Gaussian nature of financial returns, (Jondeau et al 2007) and analyses extreme value theory, (EVT) as a proposed improvement (Embrechts et al., 2005) for ...
  • Bilateral FDI and Canadian Export Activity 

    Mullen, John K. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010)
    This study examines how Canadian exports to a specific trading partner are influenced by outward and inward direct investment flows to/from that country. A gravity-type empirical model guides a dynamic panel analysis which ...
  • FDI and Domestic Capital Stock in US Manufacturing Industries: Crowding-Out and Displacement Effects 

    Mullen, John K. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010)
    The global financial crisis has witnessed a dramatic slowdown in FDI flows, yet concerns over its possible impacts on investment and employment in home and host economies have actually intensified. Although weakened national ...
  • Income Security Programmes and Retirement Behaviour in Ireland 

    Raab, Roman; Gannon, Brenda (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010)
    This paper gives a first-time assessment of the interaction between income security programmes (public and private) and the labour force behaviour of older people in Ireland. Workers close to retirement age face a trade-off ...
  • The 2007 Crisis and Countercyclical Policy 

    O'Connell, Joan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-11)
    The purpose of the paper is to outline the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2007, together with the macroeconomic policy changes that were put in place as a result. Design : The content is partly descriptive ...
  • Farming for Conservation of the Upland Landscape and Biodiversity in the Burren 

    van Rensburg, Thomas; Kelley, Hugh; Yadav, Lava (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-11)
    The Burren landscape which stands out as one of the most magnificent managed landscapes in all of Europe has recently come under threat due to a shift in farm management practices. As a result of evolving market trends and ...
  • Many-valued judgment aggregation: characteriing the possibility/impossibility boundary for an important class of agendas 

    Duddy, Conal; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-11)
    A general model of judgment aggregation is presented in which judgments on propositions are not binary but come in degrees. The primitives of the model are a set of propositions, an entailment relation, and a "triangular ...
  • Proximity by Numbers 

    Duddy, Conal; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-11)
    Imagine that everyone in a group chooses a real number and then these numbers are combined to produce a group number. Suppose that when everyone moves strictly closer to some individual¿s number, the group number either ...
  • Estimating Linkages between Redfish and Cold Water Coral on the Norwegian Coast 

    Foley, Naomi; Kahui, Viktoria; Armstrong, Claire W.; van Rensburg, Thomas (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-10)
    The importance of essential fish habitat in supporting commercial fisheries has received increasing attention in recent years. Bottom trawling is known to cause particularly destructive damage to habitat which is effectively ...
  • Eliciting Individual Preferences for Pension Reform 

    Fourati, Yosr Abid; O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-09)
    Pension systems have recently been under scrutiny because of the expected population ageing threatening its sustainability. This paper¿s contribution to the debate is from a political economic perspective as it uses data ...
  • Optimal Design of an Immigration Points System 

    McHale, John; Rogers, Keith (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009-09)
    There is growing interest in the United States and elsewhere in the use of a points-based system for selecting immigrants on the basis of their observed human capital. This paper explores the design of an optimal skills-based ...
  • 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 ...
  • Financial Incentives in the Austrian PAYG-Pension System: Micro-Estimation 

    Raab, Roman (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009)
    The scope of this paper is to investigate the impact of financial incentives on the retirement decision of private sector workers in Austria. How do financial incentives embedded in the Austrian pension system impact ...
  • External Shocks in a Small Open Economy: A CGE-Microsimulation Analysis 

    Ahmed, Vaqar; O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009)
    This paper studies the impact of changes in the external balance of a developing economy (Pakistan). We explain that the economic growth achieved during the past decade is highly dependent on the improvements in external ...
  • Redistributive Effect of Personal Income Taxation in Pakistan 

    Ahmed, Vaqar; O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009)
    This paper studies the redistribution effect of personal income tax in Pakistan. We decompose the overall tax system in order to evaluate the contribution of rate, allowances, deductions, exemptions and credits. The structure ...