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  • Factors influencing poverty levels in rural households in Southwest China 

    Cuddy, Michael; Paulos, Gutema (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008)
    This paper examines factors behind poverty in Kelang and Haizi, rural villages in Yunnan province in the South West China. Determinants of household income per capita, off-farm employment choice and off-farm income levels ...
  • Farm Income Mobility and Inequality in Ireland 1994-2001 

    Hynes, Stephen; O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    This paper uses eight years of data of the National Farm Survey (NFS) to analyse the statics and dynamics of the farm earnings distribution in the period 1994 to 2001, and asks the question: is the Irish farming sector ...
  • 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 ...
  • Farming on commonage is it a constraint to recreational access 

    Buckley, Cathal; van Rensburg, Thomas M. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008)
    Commonage in the Republic of Ireland has traditionally been used for agricultural activity, mainly livestock grazing. In recent times due to its prevailing common property characteristics and upland landscape, this resource ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Foundations of Computable General EquilibriumTheory 

    Velupillai, K.V. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    A constructive and recursion theoretic analysis of the standard Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of economic theory is undertaken. It is shown, contrary to widely expressed views and textbook versions of the CGE ...
  • A Framework for Testing Algorithmic Trading Strategies 

    Raghavendra, Srinivas; Paraschiv, Daniel; Vasiliu, Laurentiu (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008)
    Algorithmic trading and artificial stock markets have generated huge interest not only among brokers and traders in the financial markets but also across various disciplines in the academia. The emergence of algorithmic ...
  • From boom to bust? The financial performance of city and county councils 

    Turley, Gerard; Robbins, Geraldine; McNena, Stephen (2014)
    A framework to assess the financial performance of city and county councils in Ireland is applied to the recent boom and bust period.  Based on previous work, our financial performance measurement framework assesses ...
  • A GARCH Model of Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty with Simultaneous Feedback 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2000)
    We examine the relationship between inflation and inflation uncertainty using a GARCH model that allows for simultaneous feedback between the conditional mean and variance of inflation. We also derive a number of theoretical ...
  • The Generation Game: All Gain No Pain? Ageing, Intergenerational Equity and Generational Accounts 

    O'Donoghue, Cathal (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2002)
    This paper tries to quantify the degree of intergenerational redistribution in Irish public expenditure. The development of a large public debt in the space of two decades, its rapid elimination and potential rise again ...
  • A Geographical Information System approach to defining economic coastal zones in Ireland 

    Hynes, Stephen; Farrelly, Niall (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010-12)
    In order to develop a policy framework and guidelines for improving a national approach to the management of Irish coastal regions and associated resources one first needs to be able to define what is meant by 'a coastal ...
  • Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland 

    Hilliard, Rachel; Green, Roy (OECD, 2005)
    An innovation driven policy agenda has emerged in Ireland against a backdrop of remarkable economic growth and convergence. Policy makers now recognise that convergence in innovative performance will also be required ...
  • Governing Recreational Activities in Ireland: a partnership approach to sustainable tourism 

    van Rensburg, Thomas M.; Doherty, Edel (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2006)
    In Ireland increased public access for recreation presents challenges to policy makers concerned with tourism and rural development. Recreation activities such as mountaineering, walking and cycling can contribute to the ...
  • Has the European Monetary System Led to More Exports? Evidence from Four European Union Countries 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-10)
    We attempt to investigate whether the ERM period has coincided with an increase in intra-EU exports. We conclude that this has not been the case but it is likely that the elimination of nominal exchange rate variability ...
  • Have Exchange Traded Funds influenced commodity market volatility? 

    Twomey, Cian (Econjournals.com, 2014)
    Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have existed since the late 1980s, but were first traded on commodity markets in the early 2000s. Their inception has been linked by some market analysts with the large commodity price increases ...
  • Having a Customer Focus in Agile Software Development 

    Lohan, Garry; Lang, Michael; Conboy, Kieran (2010)
    This research looks at the customer focus of agile software development teams. The study is part of a larger study examining how the twelve principles of Beyond Budgeting are operationalised in the context of an agile ...
  • Having a Customer Focus in Agile Software Development 

    Lohan, Garry; Conboy, Kieran; Lang, Michael (2010)
    This research looks at the customer focus of agile software development teams. The study is part of a larger study examining how the twelve principles of Beyond Budgeting are operationalised in the context of an agile ...
  • Hicksian Visions and Vignettes on (Non-Linear) Trade Cycle Theories 

    Velupillai, Vela. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    Hicks theorized about the trade cycle, from many perspectives, over the whole span of his long, fertile and distinguished profes- sional life. Beginning with thoughts on an equilibrium approach to the problem of the ...
  • How does the project management office (PMO) deliver value to the organisation? 

    Keating, Derek (2009-09)
    The Project Management Office (PMO) is a relatively recent phenomenon, but over the last 10 to 15 years it has become a prominent feature in many organisations. Despite its proliferation, no consensus exists on how the ...