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Northern Ireland: understanding its economy

With the Brexit process gathering pace, there is much focus on the question of how different parts of the European Union as well as different parts of the United Kingdom will manage a transition to new rules, customs arrangements and related administrative matters. The European Union and the United...

Productivity matters for everyone

In recent years one economic trend in particular has become increasingly important for policymakers across most western economies and that is productivity. It has become such a significant issue because while most other economic metrics eventually began to recover following the 2008 crash...

Productivity matters for everyone

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In recent years one economic trend in particular has become increasingly important for policymakers across most western economies and that is productivity. It has become such a significant issue because while most other economic metrics eventually began to recover following the 2008 crash...
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NERI Seminar Dublin: Productivity in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland

Slides from NERI Seminar on 'Productivity in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland', presented by Paul Goldrick-Kelly, Economist, NERI and Paul Mac Flynn, Senior Economist, NERI on 13th December, 2017. Above presentation by Paul Goldrick-Kelly (NERI) Above presentation by Paul Mac Flynn (NERI)

Monday Blog: O happy days?

Many (most?) listeners of an early morning news might be forgiven, last week, for wanting to climb under the blankets when they might have thought they heard: ‘house prices could rise by over 20% in the next three years in the Republic of Ireland - but don’t worry, housing remains and will remain...

Interest Rates: Don't move too soon

Interest rates have been making the headlines in recent weeks, as speculation mounts about a possible change in policy this Thursday. In the UK the Bank of England base rate has been at an all-time low for almost 10 years. Monetary policy has been very loose since the Great Financial Crash of 2008...