Abstract: This research field develops an understanding of the degree to which firms in Ireland are bank-lending constrained, using survey data. Beyond characterising credit demand and supply, we also explore the impact of constraints on the macro economy, particularly on investment and employment. The ESRI collaborates with the Department of Finance on this project.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.