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Macroeconomic research aims to improve understanding of economic growth, the property market and the relationship between the macroeconomy and the financial sector. A major feature of macroeconomic research at the ESRI is the development and maintenance of a suite of economic models, including COSMO (COreStructuralMOdel).

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Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2019

The ESRI's latest economic forecast states that the domestic economy is now expected to grow by 4.0 per cent in 2019 and 3.2 per cent in 2020. 

Videos highlighting key points from the Commentary are now available. 

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Research indicates RPZs are having a moderating effect on rent inflation

Rental price increases have slowed down since the introduction of Rental Pressure Zones in 2016, according to ESRI research published recently by the Residential Tenancies Board.

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Economic Forecasts

The ESRI has produced a number of economic forecasts, including the Quarterly Economic Commentaries, Ireland's Economic Outlook and the Medium-Term Reviews.

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Consumer Sentiment Index

The ESRI and KBC Bank publish a monthly index examining how consumers feel about their current financial circumstances and their perception of the current buying enviornment for large household purchases.

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Download research examining the potential impact of Brexit across areas including trade, economic growth and consumer prices.