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Welcome to the ESRI's monthly eNewsletter, with information on our events, publications and news. If you require any further information on the ESRI's activities please visit our website at www.esri.ie, or email admin@esri.ie.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS

ESRI Seminars

ESRI Seminars usually take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the ESRI at Sir John Rogerson's Quay, unless stated otherwise. No booking is required. Please note that Seminar dates may change. Please check the web site regularly, at www.esri.ie.

Research Seminar - The Public-Private Sector Pay Gap in Ireland: What Lies Beneath?

Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2.
Date: 08/10/2009
Time: 16:00
Speakers: Elish Kelly, Seamus McGuinness and Philip O'Connell (ESRI).

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Budget Perspectives 2010

Date: 13/10/2009
Time: 8:30 - 13:00
Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.

The Economic and Social Research Institute and the Foundation for Fiscal Studies (FFS) are holding the twelfth "Budget Perspectives" Conference on Tuesday, 13th October 2009. The Conference will examine some of the key economic and public finance issues that need to be considered in framing policy for the forthcoming Budget and the medium term.

Papers at the conference present research findings and draw out the implications for public policy, particularly budgetary policy. The attendance typically includes representatives of the social partners, high-level officials from government departments and others involved in debate on policy issues.

SESSION 1: MACROECONOMICS
Chair: Frances Ruane, Director, ESRI
09.15 Macroeconomic Background to Budget 2010 - Alan Barrett, Ide Kearney and Jean Goggin (ESRI)
09.45 Restructuring Taxes - Tim Callan, Claire Keane, John R. Walsh (ESRI)
10.25 Round Table on Commission on Taxation - Dr Donal de Buitleir (FFS), Philip Lane (TCD), Richard Tol (ESRI)
10.50 Tea/Coffee
SESSION 2: MICROECONOMICS
Chair: Dr Donal de Buitléir (FFS)
11.20 The Recession, Budgets, Competition, and Regulation: Should the State Supply Bespoke Protection? - Paul Gorecki (ESRI)
12.00 The Future of the EU budget: Irish Perspectives - Alan Matthews (IIIS, TCD)
SESSION 3: PANEL DISCUSSION
Chair: Dr Donal de Buitléir (FFS)
12.40 Discussion
13.00 Close

Information and booking form.
Fee: €100. This Conference is free to ESRI Members, QEC Subscribers and FFS members.

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Launch of Carbon Energy Taxation – the European Experience
Date: 14/10/2009.
Time: 12.45 p.m.
Venue: Institute for International and European Affairs, 8 North Great Georges St., Dublin 1.

The launch will take place of the book Carbon Energy Taxation – the European Experience, edited by M. S. Andersen and P. Ekins, published by the Oxford University Press, on Wednesday 14 October. Based on the COMETR project in which ESRI was a partner, the book includes the chapter “Assessing Vulnerability of Selected Sectors under Environmental Tax Reform: The issue of pricing power”, by J. Fitz Gerald (ESRI), M. Keeney (Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland) and S. Scott (ESRI). The book will be launched by Professor Paul Ekins of University College London with response by Professor Frank Convery of UCD.

Apply for attendance.

Download Flier and Order Form.

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Seminar: "Energy Policy Issues for Ireland"

Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2.
Date: 15/10/2009
Time: 14:00 - 17:30

This is a joint ESRI Energy Policy Research Centre – UCD Electricity Research Centre Seminar. The studies presented in this seminar address short and medium term issues relevant to Irish energy policy.

Programme
14.00 Opening: John FitzGerald, ESRI
SESSION I. Chair: Sue Scott, ESRI
14.05 "Burning peat in Ireland: An electricity market dispatch perspective"
Aidan Tuohy, Morgan Bazilian, Ronan Doherty, Brian O´Gallachoir, Mark O’Malley.
14.35 "Investment in electricity infrastructure in a small isolated market: the case of Ireland"
Seán Diffney, John Fitz Gerald, Seán Lyons, Laura Malaguzzi Valeri.
15.05 Discussion
15.30 Coffee
SESSION II. Chair: Mark O'Malley, UCD
16.00 "Biomass availability in Ireland for peat co-firing"
Amy O’Mahoney.
16.30 "Electricity prices in Ireland: are they ‘just right’?"
Seán Diffney, John Fitz Gerald, Seán Lyons, Laura Malaguzzi Valeri.
17.00 Discussion
17.30 End of Conference

All are welcome, but please register. For further information please email Laura Malaguzzi Valeri at Laura.MalaguzziValeri@esri.ie.

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Kenmare 2009 - Dublin Economic Workshop

Venue: Park Hotel, Kenmare.
Date: 16/10/2009 to 18/10/2009
Time: 5 p.m.

Download Programme. Download Application Form

Please note: All applications must be made by post. No bookings will be taken over the phone. For further information please contact Sarah Condon, Goodbody Stockbrokers, on +353 1 641 0457, or email sarah.j.condon@goodbody.ie. Visit our website for further information.

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Health Conference

Date: 21/10/2009
Time: 8.30 to 13:00
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The ESRI is hosting a half day conference on the morning of October 21st, 2009. The conference will present the findings of a research project on 'The Impact of Demographic Change on the Demand for and Delivery of Healthcare in Ireland to 2121'. The research was undertaken by a team of researchers from the ESRI and Trinity College and was jointly funded by the Health Research Board and the Health Service Executive. The Conference will be opened by Ms Mary Harney, T.D., Minister for Health and Children. There will be no charge for attendance at the conference but places are limited. To reserve a place please contact rachel.joyce@esri.ie.

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Health Economics Association of Ireland (HEAI) Meeting

Date: 22/10/2009
Time: 12.30 to 5.00 pm
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Health Economics Association of Ireland (HEAI) holds regular meetings where work in progress by participants is presented and discussed. The papers presented typically focus on issues of relevance to Irish health policy makers, applying health economic techniques to Irish and European data.

The next HEAI meeting will be held at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on Thursday 22nd October 2009, 12.30 – 5pm. A final schedule for the afternoon will be available nearer the time.

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Training Workshop: Effective Collaboration in Multidisciplinary Research: A Learning Experience

Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2.
Date: 03/11/2009
Time: 9:00 to 13:00

This Training Workshop is part of the project “Strengthening the role that Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) have on the European Research Area Development” (PLATON+ www.platonplus.net) funded under the EU RTD 7th Framework Programme.

This project aims to communicate socio-economic research results to policy makers, Civil Society Organisations and business communities across Europe, and to contribute to strengthening collaboration between socio-economic researchers and researchers from other disciplines.

The objective of this Training Workshop is to engage researchers from both Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities and other research areas into a group-based learning experience to help participants to understand the value of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities integration in techological research. It will also highlight the complex and demanding collaboration context in cross-disciplinary research. Visit our website for further details.

Registration: Deadline: 25 October 2009. To register please send the following details to donal.smith@esri.ie.
Name; Organisation; Research role (ie Coordinators of non-social sciences and humanities (SSH) research projects/research managers; Non-SSH researchers; SSH researchers, coordinators and research managers; Policy analysts); Address; Email Address; Tel. No.

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PUBLICATIONS

Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland, 2007 Annual Report
Health Research and Information Division, ESRI, ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series No.16, September 2009.

Annual Policy Report on Migration and Asylum 2008: Ireland
Joyce, C., ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series No. 15, September 2009. 

National Profiling of the Unemployed in Ireland
O'Connell, P. J, McGuinness, S., Kelly, E., Walsh J., ESRI Research Series No. 10, September 2009.

Policies on Unaccompanied Minors in Ireland
Joyce, C, Quinn, E., Report Prepared for the European Commission Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security and published by the ESRI, September 2009. 

The Gender Wage Gap in Ireland: Evidence from the National Employment Survey 2003
McGuinness, S., Kelly, E., Callan, T., O'Connell, P. J., The Equality Authority, September 2009.

"Assessing the Impact of Wage Bargaining and Worker Preferences on the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland Using the National Employment Survey 2003"
McGuinness, S., Kelly, E., O'Connell, P. J., Callan, T., ESRI Working Paper No. 317, September 2009.

"Benchmarking, Social Partnership and Higher Remuneration: Wage Settling Institutions and the Public-Private Sector Wage Gap in Ireland"
Kelly, E., McGuinness, S., O'Connell, P.J., The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, Autumn 2009, pp.339-370, Dublin: Economic and Social Studies.

"Car Ownership and Mode of Transport to Work in Ireland"
Commins, N., Nolan, A., ESRI Working Paper No. 310, September 2009.

Consumer Sentiment Index
Latest Consumer Sentiment Index.

"Did the Celtic Tiger Decrease Socio-Economic Differentials in Perinatal Mortality in Ireland?"
Layte, R., Clyne, B., ESRI Working Paper No. 312.

"Estimating the Impact of Immigration on Wages in Ireland"
Barrett, A., Bergin, A., Kelly, E., ESRI Working Paper No. 318, September 2009.

"EU Enlargement and Ireland's Labour Market"
Barrett, A., in Kahanec, M. & Zimmermann, K. F. (eds.), EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration, pp.145-161, Berlin: Springer.

"Europeanisation of Reference Groups?"
Whelan, C.T., Maitre, B., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2009/3/2, September 2009

"Exploring International Differences in Rates of Return to Education: Evidence from EU SILC"
Davia, M. A. (Universidad de Castilla, La Mancha), McGuinness, S., O'Connell, P. J., ESRI Working Paper No. 311, September 2009.

House Price Index
Latest permanent tsb/ESRI House Price Index

"Immigrants and Employer-provided Training"
Barrett, A., McGuinness, S., O'Brien, M. (Central Bank & Financial Services Authority of Ireland), O'Connell, P.J., ESRI Working Paper No. 313, September 2009.

"Investing in Education"
Smyth, E., McCoy, S., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2009/3/3, September 2009.

"Job Mismatches and Labour Market Outcomes"
Mavromaras, K.(NILS, Flinders University of South Australia), McGuinness, S., O’Leary, N. (WELMERC, Swansea University), Sloane, P. (IZA, Bonn), Fok, Y.K. (Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne), ESRI Working Paper No. 314, September 2009.

"Kommentar zu Hans-Werner Sinn"
Tol, R.S.J, Anthoff, D., in F. Beckenbach, U. Hampicke, C. Leipert, G. Meran, J. Minsch, H. G. Nutzinger, R. Pfriem, J. Weimann, F. Wirl & U. Witt (eds.), Jahrbuch Ökologische Ökonomik Band 6: Diskurs Klimapolitik, Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag.

"Macroeconomic Differentials and Adjustment in the Euro Area"
Siedschlag, I., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2009/3/1, September 2009.

"Managing Housing Bubbles in Regional Economies under EMU: Ireland and Spain"
Conefrey, T., Fitz Gerald, J., ESRI Working Paper No. 315, September 2009.

"Mismatch in the Graduate Labour Market Among Immigrants and Second-Generation Ethnic Minority Groups"
Byrne, D., McGuinness, S., ESRI Working Paper No. 316, September 2009.

"Reconciling Work and Family Life: Workplaces, Occupation and the Experience of Work-Life Conflict"
Calvert, E., Russell, H., O'Connell, P.J., McGinnity, F., ESRI Research Bulletin No. 2009/3/4, September 2009.

"The Distributional Impact of a Carbon Tax in Ireland"
Verde, S. F. (TCD), Tol, R.S.J., The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, Autumn 2009, pp.339-370, Dublin: Economic and Social Studies.

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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

(Please note that the publication dates of forthcoming publications may change. Please check the ESRI web site at www.esri.ie).

Hidden Disadvantage? A Study of the low participation in Higher Education by the Non Manual Group
McCoy, S., Byrne, D., O’Connell, P. J., Kelly, E., Doherty, C., Higher Education Authority, October 2009.

Perinatal Statistics Report 2007
Health Research and Information Division, ESRI, ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series No. 17, October 2009.

Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2009
Barrett, A., Kearney, I., Goggin, J., ESRI Forecasting Series, 14 October 2009.

Study on the Costs of Participating in Higher Education
McCoy, S., Calvert, E., Smyth, E., Darmody, M., Higher Education Authority, October 2009.

"Assessing Vulnerability of Selected Sectors under Environmental Tax Reform: The Issue of Pricing Power"
Fitz Gerald, J., Kenny, M. (Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland), Scott, S., in M. S. Andersen & P. Ekins, Carbon Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe, 14/10/09

"EU Enlargement and Ireland's Labour Market"
Barrett, A., in Kahanec, M. & Zimmermann, K. F. (eds.), EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration, pp.145-161, September 2009.

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OTHER NEWS

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