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).
Eoghan Murphy, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, opened a conference presenting analysis of housing affordability for first-time buyers and house price sustainability in Ireland.
The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again with GDP likely to increase by almost 6 per cent in 2019. The economy is expected to grow by a slower rate in 2020 of 3.3 per cent.
The ESRI has produced a number of economic forecasts, including the Quarterly Economic Commentaries, Ireland's Economic Outlook and the Medium-Term Reviews.
Download research examining the potential impact of Brexit across areas including trade, economic growth and consumer prices.
This section includes ESRI work on the Irish housing market, including the RTB rent reports and research on house prices and affordability.