Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Analysis of Budget 2020 in Ireland
ESRI post-Budget briefing

Extra 2020 spending on public services and pay will be funded by real tax increases on most households, according to ESRI analysis of Budget 2020 presented at an event on 11 October. 

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Recycling revenue can offset adverse impact of carbon tax on GDP, inequality and household income

A new ESRI study finds that a carbon tax could have some adverse impacts on GDP, inequality and household income. However, the impact is limited and could be reduced by using a well-designed revenue recycling scheme.

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.