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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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Irish economy faces largest recession in history as lockdown takes its toll

Given the high degree of uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19, our Summer Quarterly Economic Commentary assesses the future prospects for the Irish economy under three different scenarios: Baseline, Severe and Benign.

Rachel Slaymaker and Matthew Allen-Coghlan (ESRI), Alan Barrett (ESRI Director), Eoin Corrigan (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government), Eoghan Murphy (TD), Kieran McQuinn and Conor O’Toole (ESRI)
Second annual conference on the Irish housing and mortgage market

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. 

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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.