by Sylvain Bouyon, Janna Ayoub (September, 2018)
In 2008, the Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) was significantly changed by adopting a targeted harmonisation approach that aimed at standardising information disclosure duties and imposing similar rights all around the EU. Ten years later, this new version of the CCD has increased consumer protection in some EU countries. At the same time, however, it has had limited impact on the emergence of a single market for consumer credit, as the volume of cross-border sales remains marginal. In this context, the European Commission recently launched an evaluation of the CCD to assess its interplay with other rules and whether its current provisions are still fit for purpose.
by Paul Verstraten (September, 2018)
This article examines whether the productivity spillovers from a large share of highly educated workers occur within regions, sectors and/or firms. To distinguish between these possibilities, I follow a two-stage procedure to estimate a Mincerian wage equation using matched employer-employee panel data on individual earnings and educational attainment.
by Helen Russell, Frances McGinnity, Éamonn Fahey, Oona Kenny (September, 2018)
Research published by the Economic and Social Research Institute and Pobal finds that mothers who face high childcare costs work fewer hours.
See all publications
Time and place: 11/10/2018 in Dublin, Ireland
Seminar Topic: We investigate the decline of the labour share in a world characterized by rapid technological changes and increasing heterogeneity of capital assets. Our theoretical model allows for these assets to affect the labour share in different directions depending on the capital-labour substitution/complementary relationship and the workers’ skill level. We test the predictions of … Continued
Time and place: 12/10/2018 in Dublin, Ireland
Speakers from the ESRI and UCD will present the latest findings from research on the environment and health funded by the EPA and HSE. The conference will also include Dr Katharina Janke from the University of Lancaster who will provide an overview of research on the health and economic impacts of air pollution.
Time and place: 26/09/2018 in London, United Kingdom
Considerable efforts have been made by policymakers to encourage individuals to extend their working lives, both in the UK and across Europe. While remaining in work for longer can bring benefits for individuals as well as for society more broadly, there is increasing recognition that impacts may differ for different groups. The Fairer Active Ageing … Continued
Time and place: 12/10/2018 in Vienna, Austria
Gabriel Lee (Regensburg and IHS) David Andolfatto (FRB St. Louis and SFU) Martin Gervais (Iowa)
Time and place: 18/10/2018 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Why does inequality differ so much across countries? While income inequality trends have been extensively researched, much less is known about the driving forces behind international differences in inequality. Yet, differences across countries remain more striking than the increases in inequality recently observed within any industrialized country. LISER, the University of Luxembourg and the University … Continued
Past and future activities