Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Adjusting the tax-benefit system in line with inflation would cost between €460 million and €1.2 billion in Budget 2020

Research calculates the cost to the Exchequer of increasing tax bands, credits and welfare payments in line with price or earnings inflation, a process known as indexation.

ESRI researchers with Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Pensions and retirement conference

On 29 May, Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, opened a conference presenting research carried out as part of a joint ESRI/Pensions Authority programme. 

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 12 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.