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Projects Search

The ESRI undertakes research projects which may span across a number of research areas. To search for a specific project, please use the search box above, or to view all projects, please click here.

Behavioural Economics

Consumer decision-making

Children and Young People

Childhood; Adolescence; Family

Communications and Transport

e-commerce; Broadband; Infrastructure

Migration, Integration, Demography

Immigration; Integration monitoring; Ageing; European Migration Network


Macro modelling; Housing markets; SMEs; Household behaviour; Consumer sentiment


Educational pathways; Schools and learning; Special education needs; Higher education

Internationalisation and Competitiveness

Trade; Foreign direct investment; Innovation; Productivity

Social Inclusion and Equality

Inequality; Discrimination; Social Disadvantage; Poverty

Energy and Environment

Energy markets; Regulation; Renewable power; Environmental valuation; Climate policy

Health and Quality of Life

Access to Healthcare; Healthcare quality; Health inequalities; Health systems; Wellbeing; Working Conditions

Taxation, Welfare, Pensions

Tax and Welfare policy; Tax modelling

Labour Markets and Skills

Unemployment; Skills and training; Further education

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