Browsing Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers, September 2011 -- present by Title

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  • Chevalier, Arnaud ; Doyle, Orla (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2012-04)
    One of the most consistent findings in studies of electoral behaviour is that individuals with higher education have a greater propensity to vote. The nature of this relationship is much debated, with US studies generally ...
  • Fan, Wen (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2011-11)
    While much empirical work concerns job tenure, this paper introduces the concept of school tenure -- the length of time one student has been in a given school. I examine whether and how school tenure impacts students’ ...
  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2013-02)
    Using the nationally representative Slan dataset of 2007 we analyse the relationship between self-reported and measured BMI. We find that self-reported BMI significantly underestimates obesity rates and suggest that the ...
  • Fernihough, Alan (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2011-10)
    This paper outlines a simple routine to calculate the marginal effects of logit and probit regressions using the popular statistical software package R. I compare results obtained using this procedure with those produced ...
  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2012-08)
    This paper reviews Irish evidence on the link between socioeconomic factors and various measures of mental stress and well-being. The paper reviews both cross-section and time-series studies and finds that of all ...
  • Whelan, Karl (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2013-07)
    The introduction of the euro meant that countries with sovereign debt problems could not use monetisation and devaluation as a way to prevent default. The institutional structures of the euro were also widely thought to ...
  • Kelly, Morgan ; Ó Gráda, Cormac (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2014-05)
    We measure technological progress in oceanic shipping by using a large database of daily log entries from ships of the British and Dutch navies and East India Companies to estimate daily ...
  • McGovern, Mark (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2011-11)
    Birth weight is an important aspect of public health which has been linked to increased risk of infant death, increased cost of care, and a range of later life outcomes. Using data from a new Irish cohort study, I document ...
  • Conefrey, Thomas ; Whelan, Karl (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2013-07)
    The slowdown in the US economy in 2008, and in the housing market in particular, has been accompanied by a sharp fall in house prices and a glut of homes for sale on the market. While the idea that this overhang of ...
  • Whelan, Karl (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2012-11)
    The Eurosystem’s TARGET2 payments system has featured heavily in academic and popular discussions in recent years. Much of this commentary had described the system as being responsible for a “secret bailout” of Europe’s ...
  • Davies, Ronald B. (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2013-09)
    The common consolidated corporate tax base has been suggested as a way to curb tax avoidance by allocating profits across borders via a formula. This paper demonstrates that when transfer pricing occurs both for tariff ...
  • Kelly, Morgan ; Ó Gráda, Cormac (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2012-04)
    The ramifications of the Little Ice Age, a period of cooling temperatures straddling several centuries in northwestern Europe, reach far beyond meteorology into economic, political, and cultural history. The LIA has spawned ...
  • Walsh, Brendan M. (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2011-12)
    By European standards Ireland ranks high on many non-economic indicators of well-being. This paper explores how macroeconomic conditions have affected a range of these indicators. Time series data are used to explore the ...
  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2013-09)
    This paper applies the methodology of Ravallion and Chen in calculating growth incidence curves for Ireland over the 2003-2011 period, using measures of equivalised disposable income from the Survey of Income and Living ...

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