Macroeconomics

As the Irish economy recovers from the international downturn of 2007/2008, research in this area addresses new challenges critical to growth, productivity and prosperity in Ireland. Macroeconomic analysis aims to improve understanding of factors affecting priority issues, including domestic growth, stable taxation policy, the outlook for the property sector 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. These models are used extensively in a range of studies on medium-term macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and also to inform research on other aspects of the economy. In order to meet the changing needs of policymakers and to avail of new and emerging trends in modelling, the ESRI is currently developing new macroeconometric models of the Irish economy, in a joint programme with the Central Bank of Ireland.

As part of its research, the ESRI produces a number of regular reports, including the Quarterly Economic Commentary, Consumer Sentiment Index, and Housing Market Index.


Main Publications in Macroeconomics Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



A Study of Imports, Part 1
May 30, 1969 | Journal Article

Authors: Terry Baker, Joe Durkan

An Analysis of Industrial Exports
January 30, 1969 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Terry Baker

Comparative Efficiency of Maximum Likelihood and ex ante Reduced Form for Forecasting: Study of a Simple Model
January 1, 1969 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary

Significance Tests in Multiple Regression
February 1, 1968 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary, Conrad Leser

Some Aspects of Price Inflation in Ireland
January 1, 1968 | General Research Series

Authors: Roy C Geary,
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Computers, Statistics and Planning – Systems or Chaos?
January 1, 1968 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: F G Foster
Research Area: Macroeconomics


A Medium Term Planning Model for Ireland
January 1, 1968 | General Research Series

Authors: D Simpson
Research Area: Macroeconomics


A Study of Imports
April 1, 1967 | General Research Series

Authors: Conrad Leser
Research Area: Macroeconomics


Ex-Post Determination of Significance in Multivariate Regression when the Independent Variables are Orthogonal
January 1, 1967 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary

The Irish Economy in 1967
January 1, 1967 | General Research Series

Research Area: Macroeconomics


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