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, 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


The Importance of Corporation Tax Policy in the Location Choices of Multinational Firms
October 20, 2014

Authors: Martina Lawless, Daire McCoy , Edgar Morgenroth , Conor O'Toole
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Financing SMEs in Recovery: Evidence for Irish Policy Options
October 14, 2014

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


Irish Fiscal Policy in Good Times and in Bad: Its Impact During Different Stages of the Economic Cycle
October 8, 2014 | QEC Special Article

Authors: David Cronin, Kieran McQuinn
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2014
October 8, 2014 | ESRI Forecasting Series

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


Nowcasting and the Need for Timely Estimates of Movements in Irish Output
October 6, 2014 | QEC Research Note

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


Credit Requirements for Irish Firms in the Economic Recovery
October 2, 2014 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Martina Lawless, Niall Mc Inerney , Kieran McQuinn , Conor O'Toole
Research Area: Macroeconomics


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