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



Non-Bank Financing in Ireland: A Comparative Perspective
March 28, 2015 | Journal Article

Authors: Conor O'Toole, Martina Lawless , Derek Lambert
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Quarterly Economic Commentary, Spring 2015
March 25, 2015 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


Economic Consequences for Ireland
March 25, 2015 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Edgar Morgenroth
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Demographics and the Growth Outlook for Europe
March 20, 2015 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Kieran McQuinn, Karl Whelan
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Negative Equity in Ireland: Estimates using Loan Level Data
February 18, 2015 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: David Duffy, Niall O'Hanlon
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Do Sovereign-bank Inter-linkages affect the Net Cost of a Fiscal Stimulus?
January 22, 2015 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Robert Kelly, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Quarterly Economic Commentary, Winter 2014
December 17, 2014 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


Two Speed Recovery? Spatial Development in Ireland
December 10, 2014 | QEC Research Note

Authors: Edgar Morgenroth
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Irish Economic Performance 1987-2013: A Growth Accounting Assessment
December 9, 2014 | QEC Research Note

Authors: David Byrne, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Negative Equity in Ireland: Estimates Using Loan-level Data
November 13, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: David Duffy, Niall O'Hanlon
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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