Macroeconomics

As the Irish economy recovers from the international downturn of 2007/2008, research in this area addresses new challenges critical to growth, productivity and prosperity in Ireland. Macroeconomic analysis aims to improve understanding of factors affecting priority issues, including domestic growth, stable taxation policy, the outlook for the property sector and the relationship between the macroeconomy and the financial sector.

A major feature of macroeconomic research at the ESRI is the development and maintenance of a suite of economic models. These models are used extensively in a range of studies on medium-term macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and also to inform research on other aspects of the economy. In order to meet the changing needs of policymakers and to avail of new and emerging trends in modelling, the ESRI is currently developing new macroeconometric models of the Irish economy, in a joint programme with the Central Bank of Ireland.

As part of its research, the ESRI produces a number of regular reports, including the Quarterly Economic Commentary, Consumer Sentiment Index, and Housing Market Index.


Main Publications in Macroeconomics Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Front cover of Research Bulletin Assessing the Sustainable Nature of Housing-related Taxation Receipts: The case of Ireland
November 10, 2016 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Diarmaid Addison Smyth, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of Research Bulletin Attenuation Bias, Recall Error and the Housing Wealth Effect
November 10, 2016 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Yvonne McCarthy, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Ireland and Brexit
October 24, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Alan Barrett, Edgar Morgenroth
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Endogenous Capital Depreciation and Technology Shocks
October 17, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Yota Deli
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of International Journal of Housing Policy Macroprudential Policy in a Recovering Property Market: Too much too soon?
October 6, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: David Duffy, Niall Mc Inerney , Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


front cover of Journal of Policy Modeling Credit Availability, Macroprudential Regulations and the House Price-to-rent Ratio
September 30, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: David Cronin, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of QEC Autumn 2016 Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2016
September 21, 2016 | ESRI Forecasting Series

Authors: David Duffy, Kieran McQuinn , Daniel Foley
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Recent Trends in Female Labour Force Participation in Ireland
September 14, 2016 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Maxime Bercholz, John FitzGerald
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills


Front cover of Australian Economic Review Ireland — A Remarkable Economic Recovery?
September 1, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Frances Ruane
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of Kyklos journal Attenuation Bias, Recall Error and the Housing Wealth Effect
August 31, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Yvonne McCarthy, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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