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 Papers in Regional Science A measure for identifying substantial geographic concentrations
July 29, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Chris Van Egeraat, Edgar Morgenroth , Declan Curran , Justin Gleeson
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front page of QEC Special Article Cross Country Residential Investment Rates and the Implications for the Irish Housing Market
June 21, 2016 | QEC Special Article

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


Front cover of QEC Summer 2016 Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2016
June 21, 2016 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


The Irish Crisis: origins and resolution
June 20, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Macroeconomics


A Macroeconomic Mathematical Model for the National Income of a Union of Countries with Interaction and Trade
June 8, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Ioannis Dassios, Mel Devine
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Investment Efficiency, State-owned Enterprises and Privatisation: Evidence from Viet Nam in Transition
March 31, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Conor O'Toole, Edgar Morgenroth , Thi Thu Thuy Ha
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of QEC Spring 2016 Quarterly Economic Commentary, Spring 2016
March 16, 2016 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


Housing Supply and House Price Trends at the County Level
March 10, 2016 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Edgar Morgenroth
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of Special Article Housing and Ireland’s Older Population
March 8, 2016 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Alan Barrett, Elish Kelly
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Economic Assessment of the Euro Area, Winter 2015/2016
January 5, 2016 | ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series

Authors: Kieran McQuinn, Karl Whelan
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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