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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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New research focuses on regional patterns to housing affordability and house price sustainability

New analysis investigates affordability for first-time buyers and house price sustainability in Ireland, examining how these differ across counties.

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Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2019

Economic growth is set to continue in 2020 but there significant risks on the horizon. Find out more in the ESRI's latest economic forecast. 

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

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Housing market

This section includes ESRI work on the Irish housing market, including the RTB rent reports and research on house prices and affordability.