Communications and Transport

Research in this area provides evidence for policymakers in the areas of electronic communications and transportation systems, both critical forms of infrastructure underpinning economic growth and providing services that promote an improved standard of living for people across Ireland.

Research in Communications
Electronic communications services make a significant contribution to economic output in their own right, but perhaps more importantly provide essential supporting platforms and applications to other sectors of the economy. The growth and competitiveness of the wider economy is affected by public policy decisions on the development and management of next generation communications infrastructure.

Research in this area bridges the gap between evidence and public policy for policymakers navigating decisions made increasingly complex by rapidly changing technologies and significant investment requirements. Recent research has focused on urgent questions including measuring the impact of broadband in schools, examining the effects of wholesale broadband infrastructure on wider economic outcomes and modelling the market for broadband services.

Research in Transport
Efficient and sustainable transport systems are vital to the national economy. Effective public policy ensures that transport networks have the capacity to support business efficiency and meet the needs of a growing population, expanding urban areas and increasing numbers of commuters.

Researchers in this area provide the analysis required for policymakers to devise informed solutions to the provision and future development of transportation networks across Ireland. In recent years, research has addressed the impact of investment in transportation on regional development; the value placed by homeowners in the Dublin area on multiple types of local transport and the effectiveness of the Dublin-Belfast rail service in promoting increased connectedness between the North and South of Ireland.


Main Publications in Communications and Transport Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed CAD Plant
January 1, 2002 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John Curtis, Sue Scott
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


Water Pricing: Investigating Conceptual and Theoretical Issues — Financial and Environmental Costs
December 30, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


Competitive Advantage in the Irish Indigenous Software Industry and the Role of Inward Foreign Direct Investment
November 1, 2001 | Journal Article

Authors: Eoin O'Malley, Colm O'Gorman
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Internationalisation and Competitiveness


The Island Economy: Past, Present and Future
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John Bradley
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


The Irish Economy in International Perspective
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John Bradley
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


Regulatory Reform in Ireland
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment | Internationalisation and Competitiveness


The Island’s Economies: Constraints on Growth
January 1, 2001 | Journal Article

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Macroeconomics


Analysis of the Macroeconomic Impact of the CSF on the Economy of East Germany, Report No. 30
January 1, 2001

Authors: John Bradley, Edgar Morgenroth , G Untiedt
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Macroeconomics


Acceleration into Sprawl: Causes and Potential Policy Responses
June 1, 2000 | Journal Article

Authors: Brendan Williams, Patrick Shiels
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


National Investment Priorities For The Period 2000-2006
March 1, 1999 | Policy Research Series

Authors: John FitzGerald, Ide Kearney , Edgar Morgenroth , Diarmaid Smyth
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment | Macroeconomics | Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


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