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  • 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 ...
  • Accounting for Skill Levels in Recreational Demand Modelling using a Clustered RUM approach 

    Garvey, Eoghan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    We adapt the standard random utility model to take account of the heterogeneity of recreational preferences by using what we call a 'clustered conditional logit framework'. By separating out our sample of whitewater ...
  • Advanced Computational Complexity Theory from an Elementary Standpoint 

    Velupillai, K. Vela (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    A computable economist's view of the world of computational complexity theory is described. This means the model of computation underpinning theories of computational complexity plays a central role. The emergence of ...
  • Aggregating partitions 

    Duddy, Conal; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    Consider the following social choice problem. A group of individuals seek to partition a finite set X into two subsets. The individuals may disagree over the partition and an aggregation rule is applied to determine a ...
  • Agricultural Biodiversity and Land Fragmentation: the case of Bulgaria 

    van Rensburg, Thomas M. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008)
    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the role of land fragmentation, crop biodiversity and their interplay with farm profitability. Original primary date are drawn from a survey conducted in Bulgaria. We present ...
  • Agricultural entrepreneurs as entrepreneurial partners in land use management: a policy-based characterization 

    Steele, Scott R. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1999)
    An organizational economic analysis of the agricultural enterprise illustrates that agricultural entrepreneurs are not the independent capitalist entrepreneurs they are often assumed to be. This paper offers an alternative ...
  • Analysing Preference Heterogeneith using Random Parameter Logit and Latent Class Modelling Techniques. 

    Hynes, Stephen (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    Multi-attribute revealed preference data is used to investigate the heterogeneity of tastes in a sample of kayakers, in relation to eleven whitewater sites in Ireland. The paper focuses on a comparison of the analysis ...
  • An analysis of the Rural Environmental Protection Scheme 

    Hynes, Stephen; Murphy, Eithne (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2002)
    The Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) was introduced under Council Regulation 2078/92 in order to encourage farmers to carry out their activities in a more extensive and environmentally friendly manner. This paper ...
  • Analyzing gender-based differential advantage: a gendered model of emerging and constructed opportunities. 

    Steele, Scott R. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-10)
    This paper develops and uses the Model of Emerging and Constructed Opportunities (MECO) to analyze the emergence of systematic institutional and gender-based differential advantage. Using an evolutionary process ...
  • Are Economic Growth and the Variability of the Business Cycle Related? Evidence from Five European Countries 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2002)
    We use a long series of annual data that span over 100 years to examine the relationship between output growth and output growth uncertainty in five European countries. Using the GARCH methodology to proxy output growth ...
  • Are Greek budget deficits 'too large'? 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1995-09)
    We use a residual-based cointegration test suggested by Gregory and Hansen (1992) that allows for the determination of a structural break in the cointegrating vector to test for the sustainability of Greek fiscal deficits ...
  • Are the US current account deficits really sustainable? 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-03)
    We have tested for a long-run relationship between four US export measures and analogous import measures (measured in nominal and real terms, levels and deflated by GNP) in the 1967-1994 period using quarterly data. ...
  • Arrow's theorem and max-star transitivity 

    Duddy, Conal; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009)
    In the literature on social choice and fuzzy preferences, a central question is how to represent the transitivity of a fuzzy binary relation. Arguably the most general way of doing this is to assume a form of transitivity ...
  • Assessing the Impact of Pensions Policy Reform in Ireland: the Case of Increasing the Pension Age 

    O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    Although demographic ageing will affect Ireland later than many EU countries, by 2050 it will result in significant pressures on the public pension system. Recent reform in Ireland has attempted to address these pressures ...
  • Benefits and Costs of Methane Emission Reduction in the Irish National Herd 

    Garvey, Eoghan; Mc Inerney, Niall (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    In this paper, we compare many of the widely available estimated global benefits of abatement with the costs to Irish agriculture, as estimated by the CAPRI model. We apply the model to Ireland only, in a simple comparative ...
  • 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 ...
  • Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Landscapes 

    van Rensburg, Thomas M. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008)
  • Cambridge Distribution in a World Economy 

    O'Connell, Joan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1999)
    The paper outlines a two-country Cambridge model of growth and distribution. The condition for the Cambridge equation to apply to the world economy is outlined. When this is satisfied, a dual theorem holds in one of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caring and disability in long-stay institutions 

    O'Shea, Eamon (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1995-09)
    The paper investigates the empirical relationship between the dependency characteristics of elderly residents and the amount of care provided by health care professionals in a selected number of long-stay institutions in ...