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  • 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 ...
  • Thatcherism delayed? The Irish crisis and the paradox of social partnership 

    McDonough, Terry; Dundon, Tony (Industrial Relations Journal, 2010)
    This article reviews the state of Irish industrial relations in light of the current economic crisis. It argues that social partnership, paradoxically, was rooted in the continuation of a tradition of permissive voluntarism ...
  • To Plough or Play? Modelling Recreational Pursuits on Irish Farm Commonage 

    Buckley, Cathal; van Rensburg, Thomas M. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    In the last decade the demand for rural recreation has increased in Ireland as the population has become increasingly urbanised. Increased affluence, mobility and changing values have also brought new demands with respect ...
  • Towards earlier discharge, better outcomes, lower cost: stroke rehabilitation in Ireland 

    Gillespie, Paddy (The Economic and Social Research Institute, 2014)
    'Towards Earlier Discharge, Better Outcomes, Lower Cost' is a new and valuable study which adds to our understanding of how to better patient outcomes within the budgetary realities of our current healthcare system. This ...
  • Trade Unions and Bargaining For Skills 

    Dundon, Tony; Eva, David (Employee Relations Journal, 1998-03)
    This article seeks to locate the role of trade unions in bargaining for vocational, education and training (VET) within the context of workplace industrial relations. Drawing on the experiences and findings of a TUC project ...
  • Trails or Timber? A Contingent Behaviour Model of Recreational Facilities in Irish Forestry 

    Cahill, Brian (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    This research utilises a contingent behaviour valuation technique to value a number of improvements to recreational facilities in small-scale forests in Ireland. Willingness¿to-pay estimates have previously been made for ...
  • Tricks and clicks - how low-cost carriers ply their trade through self-service websites 

    Barry, Chris; Torres, Ann M. (Springer Verlag, 2009)
    Ethics on the Internet has been a widely debated topic in recent years, covering issues that range from privacy to security to fraud. Little, however, has been written on more subtle ethical questions, such as the exploitation ...
  • Twin Deficits, Real Interest Rates and International Capital Mobility 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2000)
    We argue that the interactions among the current account and budget balances and the real interest rate can provide more information about the effective degree of financial openness of an economy than simple saving-investment ...
  • U.S. Presidential Elections and the referendum paradox 

    Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    In the United States, the president is elected by the Electoral College (EC) and not directly by individual voters. This can give rise to a so-called 'referendum paradox' in which one candidate receives more popular votes ...
  • Uncertainty in 'A Treatise on Probability' and the 'General Theory' 

    O'Connell, Joan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996-02)
    This paper is concerned with the relationship between Keynes's theory of probability and his later work on macroeconomics. It suggests that while the General Theory deals again with the subject of the Treatise on ...
  • Unitarism and employer resistance to trade unionism 

    Cullinane, Niall; Dundon, Tony (2012)
    Active employer resistance to trade union recognition is often explained through the rubric of the unitary ideology. Yet, little attention has been devoted to an examination of unitarism as an explanatory construct for ...
  • The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics in Economics. 

    Velupillai, K. Vela. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    In this paper I attempt to show that mathematical economics is unreasonably ineffective. Unreasonable, because the mathematical assumptions are economically unwarranted; ineffective because the mathematical formalizations ...