In this NERI long-read, Dr Tom McDonnell, NERI Co-director looks beyond the current crisis to discuss some of the principles that should guide economic policy into the 2020's, whether in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, or further afield.
Fiscal policy, entailing government’s ability to raise revenues (primarily through levying taxes) and to spend is amongst the most important elements of public policy. Fiscal policy is a leading tool through which states can meet...
This report by Ciarán Nugent, NERI economist provides a time-series analysis of labour market trends in the Republic of Ireland.
Little consideration appears to have been given to the misalignment between the reopening of many sectors of our economy whilst access to childcare remains so limited. This Research InBrief looks at the extent to which the workforce is likely to be affected by a misalignment between a return to work...
The role of trade unions in determining pay has diminished over the last three decades in most developed economies. However collective bargaining still plays a significant role in many sectors of the economy with many employers...
This inBrief compares the tax take in the Republic of Ireland and UK to other wealthy European countries. The analysis suggests that the Republic and UK are low tax jurisdictions, with significant gaps in social contributions and under the heading of labour tax.
This NERI inbrief looks at trends in indicators of precarious employment and suggests that recent improvements may belie hidden precarity.
This inBrief shows that for all seven categories of worker set out in this analysis, deprivation rates are higher in 2017 than in the years leading up to the crisis, including for full-time, permanent staff.
In this research inBrief, we summarise a recent NERI working paper: Matching skills needs with skills reserves:Protecting workers & communities for a Just Transition.
NERI’s first Long read focuses on the need for state intervention and investment to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy with a worker and regional focus.