ESRI eNEWSLETTER November 2011

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Welcome

Welcome to the ESRI Newsletter for November 2011. In this issue you will find details of our latest and forthcoming publications, events and news. If you require any further information on the ESRI's activities please visit our website at www.esri.ie, or email admin@esri.ie.


Forthcoming Events

Conference: Growing Up in Ireland Annual Conference 2011
Venue: D4 Berkeley Hotel, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Date: Thursday 01/12/2011; Time: 9am to 5pm.

The Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference takes place today and will be opened by Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, who will launch some Key Findings from the recently completed 3-year cohort as well as some of the first longitudinal findings from the study. More ..


EMN Ireland Research Conference: 'Documenting Irregular Migration'
Venue: The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.
Date: Thursday 8/12/2011; Time: 9:30 - 13:00
The Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network, EMN Ireland is holding a half day conference on the topic of irregular migration. The conference will include expert international perspectives on the rights of irregular migrants, as well as focussing on irregular migration within the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and the UK. Please Register on-line by Monday 5 December. More ..


ESRI Conference on Economic Renewal: 'Public Services'
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday 14/12/2011. Time: 9 am
What can Ireland do to improve and maintain public services when budgets are being cut? This will be the focus of the second in a special series of half-day conferences on economic renewal, hosted by the ESRI. Researchers will present the best available evidence, both international and domestic, to address the following key issues for public services:

  • What is the potential role of pay for performance in improving quality and efficiency in Irish health care?
  • Can we improve the quality of second-level education despite the funding shortage?
  • How does the general public rate the quality of different public services in Ireland?

Policymakers and other interested parties will be invited to discuss the evidence offered and to respond to the ideas and issues raised. If you wish to attend this event, please register here by Monday 12 December 2011, or visit our website. For further information please email: renewal@esri.ie. More..

The Economic Renewal Conference Series is supported by FBD Trust

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Latest Publications

Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: Moving Towards Transparency, Efficiency and Quality in Hospitals
Busse, R. (ed.) (Technische Universität Berlin), Geissler, A. (ed.) (Technische Universität Berlin), Quentin, W. (ed.) (Technische Universität Berlin), Wiley, M. M. (ed.), Maidenhead: Open University Press and WHO Regional Office for Europe, 17/11/11.

Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2011
Durkan, J., Duffy, D., O'Sullivan, C., ESRI Forecasting Series, 30/11/11.

Workplace Equality in the Recession? The Incidence and Impact of Equality Policies and Flexible Working
Russell, H., McGinnity F., Dublin: The Equality Authority and the ESRI, 15/11/11.

"Boosting Innovation and Productivity in Enterprises: What Works?"
Ruane, F., Siedschlag, I., ESRI Economic Renewal Series No. 3, Dublin: ESRI, 09/11/11.

Consumer Sentiment Index
Latest Consumer Sentiment Index report.

"Determinants of ICT Adoption: Evidence from Firm-level Data"
Haller, S., Siedschlag, I., Applied Economics, Vol. 43, Issue 26, October 2011, p.3775-3788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036841003724411, Published online 5 November 2010, Print copy published 5/11/2011.

"DRG-based Hospital Payment and Efficiency: Theory, Evidence, and Challenges"
Street, A. (University of York), O'Reilly, J., Ward, P. (University of York), Mason, A. (University of York), in R. Busse, A. Geissler, W. Quentin & M. M. Wiley (eds), Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: Moving Towards Transparency, Efficiency and Quality in Hospitals, Maidenhead: Open University Press and WHO Regional Office for Europe, 17/11/11.

"From the Origins of DRGs to their Implementation in Europe"
Wiley, M. M., in R. Busse, A. Geissler, W. Quentin & M. M. Wiley (eds), Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: Moving Towards Transparency, Efficiency and Quality in Hospitals, Maidenhead: Open University Press and WHO Regional Office for Europe, 17/11/11.

"How Can We Improve Evaluation Methods for Public Infrastructure?"
Morgenroth, E., ESRI Economic Renewal Series No. 2, Dublin: ESRI, 09/11/11.

"Ireland: A Review of Casemix Applications Within the Acute Public Hospital System"
O'Reilly, J., McCarthy, B., Wiley, M. M., in R. Busse, A. Geissler, W. Quentin & M. M. Wiley (eds), Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: Moving Towards Transparency, Efficiency and Quality in Hospitals, Maidenhead: Open University Press and WHO Regional Office for Europe, 17/11/11.

"Measuring Population Mental Health and Social Well-being"
Van Lente, E. (NUI Galway), Barry, M. M. (NUI Galway), Molcho, M. (NUI Galway), Morgan, K. (RCSI), Watson, D., Harrington, J.(UCC), McGee, H. (RCSI), International Journal of Public Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-011-0317-x, Published online 3 November 2011, 03/11/11.

Nationwide (UK) Ireland Savings Index
Latest report produced jointly by the ESRI and Nationwide (UK) Ireland.

"Parents, Children and Sense of Control"
Watson, D., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2011/3/2, Dublin: ESRI, 30/11/2011.

"Power, Education and Migration into Ireland"
Darmody, M., Power and Education, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2011, 30/11/2011.

"Role of Social Institutions in Inter-Generational Mobility"
Nolan, B. (UCD), Esping-Andersen, G. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Whelan, C. T. (UCD), Maître, B., Wagner, Sander (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), in T.M. Smeeding, R. Erikson & M. Jantii (eds), Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility, Washington: Russell Sage Foundation, 20/11/11.

"Selling State Assets: Three Options"
Gorecki, P. K., Tol, R. S. J., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2011/3/1, Dublin: ESRI, 30/11/2011.

"The Economic Crisis, Public Sector Pay and the Income Distribution"
Callan, T., Nolan, B. (UCD), Walsh, J. R., in H. Immervoll, A. Peichl & K. Tatsiramos (eds), Who Loses in the Downturn? Economic Crisis, Employment and Income Distribution, Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 32, April 2011, pp.207-225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0147-9121(2011)0000032010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

"The Effect of REFIT on Irish Wholesale Electricity Prices"
Devitt, C., Malaguzzi Valeri, L., The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, Autumn 2011, pp343–369, Dublin: Economic and Social Studies, 1/1/2011.

"The Effects of the Euro on Intra-Euro Area Exports"
Murphy, G., Siedschlag, I., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2011/3/3, Dublin: ESRI, 30/11/2011.

"The Impact of Ireland’s Recession on the Labour Market Outcomes of its Immigrants"
Barrett, A., Kelly, E., European Journal of Population, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10680-011-9249-7, Published 11 November 2011, Springer, 11/11/11.

"User Cost and Irish House Prices"
Duffy, D., Special Article in the Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2011, 30/11/2011.

Visa Policy as Migration Channel, Ireland
Quinn, E., Report prepared for the European Commission Directorate-General Directorate-General Home Affairs and published by the ESRI, Dublin: ESRI, 01/12/11.

"What Can Active Labour Market Policies Do?"
Kelly, E., McGuinness, S., O'Connell, P. J., ESRI Economic Renewal Series No. 1, Dublin: ESRI, 09/11/11.

"What Has Happened to Marginal Tax Rates?"
Callan, T., Crilly, N., Keane, C., Walsh, J. R., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2011/3/4, Dublin: ESRI, 30/11/2011.

ESRI Working Papers
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Newspaper/Magazine Articles by ESRI staff
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ESRI Research Bulletin
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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

(Please note that the publication dates of forthcoming publications may change. Please check the web site regularly, at www.esri.ie).

A Study on the Prevalence of Special Educational Needs
Banks, J., McCoy, S., National Council for Special Education, 15/12/11.

Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland, 2010 Annual Report
Health Research and Information Division, ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series No. 39, December 2011.

Households and Family Structures in Ireland
Lunn, P., Fahey, T. (UCD), ESRI and the Family Support Agency, 12/12/11.

Influences on 9-year-old's Learning: Home, School and Community
McCoy, S., Smyth, E., Quail, A., Growing Up in Ireland, Child Cohort Report No. 3, 26/01/12.

Persistent At-Risk-of-Poverty in Ireland: an Analysis of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2005-2008
Maître, B., Russell, H., Watson, D., Department of the Social Protection: Social Inclusion Technical Paper No. 1, 15/12/11.

The Primary Classroom: Insights from the Growing Up in Ireland Study
McCoy, S., Smyth E., Banks, J., ESRI and the NCCA, January 2012.

"Measuring Discrimination Facing Ethnic Minority Candidates: An Irish Experiment"
McGinnity, F. and Lunn, P., Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 25, No.4. December 2011.

"Simply Academic? Why Children with Special Educational Needs Don't Like School"
McCoy, S., Banks, J., European Journal of Special Needs Education, 10/12/11

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PROJECTS

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OTHER NEWS

ESRI Conference on Economic Renewal: 'Increasing Ireland’s Productivity and Growth'
The first in the special series of Economic Renewal conferences hosted by the ESRI took place on 9 November. The theme of this first conference was productivity and growth. More.


Launch of Growing Up in Ireland - Overweight and Obesity Among 9-Year-Olds
This report, the latest in a series of Growing Up in Ireland research reports based on data from Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years), was launched jointly by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. and the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly T.D.. More on Growing Up in Ireland.


Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort Data Workshop
Growing Up in Ireland hosted a Data Workshop to promote and support the use of the Infant Cohort dataset on Friday 11 November 2011. More..

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