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



Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2015
September 30, 2015 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


European Fiscal Policy During the Crisis: An Irish Perspective
September 30, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


FDI and the Availability of Dublin Office Space
September 24, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: David Duffy, Hannah Dwyer
Research Area: Macroeconomics


SME Recovery Following a Financial Crisis: Does Debt Overhang Matter?
August 10, 2015 | Journal Article

Authors: Martina Lawless, Brian O'Connell , Conor O'Toole
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Front cover of Review of Income and Wealth Deleveraging in a Highly Indebted Property Market: Who does it and are there Implications for Household Consumption?
July 1, 2015 | Journal Article

Authors: Yvonne McCarthy, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2015
June 10, 2015 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


Standard Variable Rate (SVR) Pass-Through in the Irish Mortgage Market: An Updated Assessment
June 10, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Kieran McQuinn, Ciara Morley
Research Area: Macroeconomics


The KBC Bank/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index
June 4, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: David Duffy, Ciara Morley , Dorothy Watson
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Problems Interpreting the National Accounts in a Globalised Economy — Ireland
June 3, 2015 | QEC Special Article

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Irish Quarterly Macroeconomic Data: A Volatility Analysis
May 28, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Niall Conroy
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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