Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Scenario analysis suggests Irish economy to fall into recession in 2020 as a result of economic deterioration caused by Covid-19

 In this commentary we provide a scenario analysis which attempts to assess the economic impact of the current restrictions and closures.

Person using hand sanitisier
Behavioural science can be used to fight the coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus could be slowed using findings from behavioural science, according to a new ESRI research paper. The conclusion is based on more than 100 scientific research papers reviewed over the past week by the institute’s Behavioural Research Unit.

Research Areas

The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on 11 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.