Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Just 10 Minutes Learning Climate Change Science Increases Support for Change

Public support for action on climate change is strengthened by just ten minutes of exposure to the basic science, an experiment conducted by the ESRI reveals. The findings extend to policies that cost households money, including raising the carbon tax.

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Economic consequences of invasion of Ukraine sees consumer prices increase, continuing supply chain disruption

Our latest economic forecast expects domestic economic activity to increase in 2022 with GDP and modified domestic demand (MDD) growing by 6.2 and 5.0 per cent respectively. However, there are significant downside risks for the public finances owing to the invasion of Ukraine and higher than anticipated inflation.

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.