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



The Role of Macro-Economic Models in Short-Term Forecasting
January 1, 1966 | Journal Article

Authors: Conrad Leser

Housing in Ireland: Some Economic Aspects
November 1, 1965 | General Research Series

Authors: Peter Kaim-Claudle
Research Area: Macroeconomics


The Irish Economy in 1964 and 1965
July 1, 1965 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Seasonality in Irish Economic Statistics
June 1, 1965 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser

The Irish Economy in 1963 and 1964
January 1, 1964 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


A Further Analysis of Irish Household Budget Data, 1951-1952
January 1, 1964 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Estimation of Quasi-Linear Trend and Seasonal Variation
December 1, 1963 | Journal Article

Authors: Conrad Leser

Forms of Engel Functions
October 1, 1963 | Journal Article

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


The Irish Economy in 1962 and 1963
July 1, 1963 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Imports and Economic Growth in Ireland, 1947-1961
June 1, 1963 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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