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    A study of labour force flows, 1961-80
    (Economic and Social Research Institute, 1982-05) ;
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    Symposium on the economic returns to education
    (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    In my contribution to this Symposium I wish to explore two main themes. The first deals with the contribution of education to economic growth at the macro level. In this part I shall discuss the evidence of the importance of education – or human capital formation – as a determinant of the cross-country differences in living standards and rates of economic growth. The second topic I wish to develop is the measurement of the return to education at the level of the individual. In my review of both themes I shall refer to the policy implications and show how Ireland relates to the international experience.
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    Unemployment : the demographic dimension
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1986-09)
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    What is the way forward?
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1983-04)
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    Some Irish population problems reconsidered
    (Economic and Social Research Institute, 1968)
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    Man-power policy : a symposium
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1985-10) ; ;
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    Symposium on exchange rate policy and competitiveness
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1982-11) ; ; ;
    The four papers in this symposium were originally presented at the Fifth Annual Economic Policy Conference of the Dublin Economics Workshop held in Killarney on October 15-17 1982 and are published together in this Policy Paper with only minor alterations. Taken together, they illustrate the complexity of the issues which must be faced in devising an exchange-rate policy as well as the diversity of views held by economists on the subject.
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    Labour force participation and the feminising of the labour force
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1992-08-24)
    This paper studies the effects of changes in labour force particiapation rates on the size and structure of the Irish labour force over the period 1971-1991. The rise in participation rates among females aged 25-54 and the decline in participation among older and younger people of both sexes altered the structure of the labour force significantly. Time series of annual participation rates are used to explore the reasons for these changes. It is shown that participation rates among those aged 15-24 and males aged 65 and over, although dominated by a negative trend, are responsive to the returns to participation as measured by a combination of wage rates, unemployment benefits and the rate of unemployment. Participation rates among women aged 20-54 are also responsive to the returns to entering the labour force, but there was also a large increase in labour supply associated with the sharp fall in the birth rate during the 1980s. The implications of the elasticity of women's labour supply for the rate of unemployment are discussed.
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    The Irish pound and the ERM : lessons from the September crisis and its aftermath
    (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 1993-05-19)
    This paper examines the effects of the EMS crisis of September 1992 on the Irish pound. A review of the Irish experience in the exchange rate mechanism is presented, including an assessment of the extend to which the hard-currency peg pursued after the devaluation of 1986 could be said to have gained credibility for the Irish pound. The behaviour of the Irish interest rates in the aftermath of of sterling's departure form the ERM and the reasons for the protracted attempt to avert a devaluation of the Irish pound are studied. Some implications for progress towards a monetary union in Europe are drawn.
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    Commercial state-sponsored bodies
    (Irish Bankers' Federation, 1987)
    The commercial state-sponsered bodies comprise an important element of economic activity in Ireland. The Exchequer makes a substantial financtial contribution to these bodies. In this article the author traces the origins and rationale of the commercial state bodies, examines their performance and discusses some major policy issues arising from their operations.