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  • Winning Success in Aquaculture Marketing 

    Torres, Ann M. (Dublin Institute of Technology, 1993)
    A decade ago aquaculture in Ireland was essentially a cottage industry, fragmented, undercapitalised with uneven product quality and at the mercy of larger, often foreign owned distributors. Today, a rapidly growing ...
  • 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 ...
  • An empirical analysis of inward foreign direct investment flows in the European Union with emphasis on the market enlargement hypothesis 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1995-09)
    We use a cross-section, time-series approach to study the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the European union with particular emphasis on the expectations of a Single Market following the Single European ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caring and Theories of Welfare Economics 

    O'Shea, Eamon; Kennelly, Brendan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1995-11)
    This paper explores the relationship between theories of welfare economics and our understanding of the care of old people within families. It is difficult to make sense of family care relationships within the framework ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cointegration Tests of the Profit-maximising Equilibrium in Greek Manufacturing 1958-1991 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-05)
    This paper applies the recently developed cointegration techniques to test for a long-run equilibrium among real wages and the average productivity of labour as implied by profit maximisation in the Greek manufacturing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Exchange Rate Volatility and Exports: The Case of Ireland 

    Fountas, Stilianos (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-05)
    We use the techniques of cointegration and error-correction models to estimate long-run and short-run export demand functions for Ireland using quarterly data for the 1979-1993 period. We consider three determinants of ...
  • Estimation of the impact of CAP reform on the structure of farming in the disadvantaged areas of Ireland 

    Murphy, Eithne; Lally, Breda (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-09)
    In this paper the Johansen model was used to examine the impact of CAP Reform on the structure of farming in the Disadvantaged Areas of Ireland. The model is essentially a policy impact model using an elasticity set. ...
  • New fields of employment: problems and possibilities in local and community economic development 

    Keane, Michael J. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997-09)
    There has been a renewal of interest in the possibilities for new local employment in the social economy and this may be a suitable area where community initiative and effort can be concentrated. The literature suggests ...
  • 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. ...
  • Post-privatised shop steward organisation and union renewal 

    Dundon, Tony (Industrial Relations Journal, 1998)
    Using an ethnographic case study approach this article provides empirical evidence concerning the response of local union stewards to managerial-led change during and after the process of privatisation. Evidence supports ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Production, information and property regimes : efficiency implications in the case of economies of scope 

    Steele, Scott R. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-04)
    A conceptual model and numerical example are used to show that private property regimes are not necessarily preferable to common property regimes on efficiency grounds when: (1) agents are risk averse; (2) exogenous ...
  • An empirical analysis of short-run and long-run Irish export functions : does exchange rate volatility matter? 

    Fountas, Stilianos; Murphy, Eithne (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998-04)
    We analyse the long-run and short-run relationship between merchandise export volume and its determinants, foreign income, relative prices and exchange rate variability, using the techniques of cointegration and ...