A study of minimum wage employment in Ireland: the role of worker, household and job characteristics
by Bertrand Maître , Seamus McGuinness , Paul Redmond (November, 2017)
This study examines which workers earn the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in Ireland. The report provides a breakdown of who earns the minimum wage, their backgrounds and the jobs they hold.
by Marco Delogu, Frédéric Docquier, Joël Machado (November, 2017)
Abstract: We develop a dynamic model of the world economy that jointly endogenizes individual decisions about fertility, education and migration. We then use it to compare the shortand long-term effects of immigration restrictions on the world distribution of income. Our calibration strategy replicates the economic and demographic characteristics of the world, and allows us to proxy bilateral migration costs and visa costs for two classes of workers and for each pair of countries. In our benchmark simulations, the world average level of income per worker increases by 12% in the short term and by approximately 52% after one century. These results are highly robust to our identifying strategy and technological assumptions. Sizable differences are obtained when our baseline (pre-liberalization) trajectory involves a rapid income convergence between countries or when we adjust visa costs for a possible upward bias. Our quantitative analysis reveals that the effects of liberalizing migration on human capital accumulation and income are gradual and cumulative. Whatever is the size of the short-term gain, the long-run impact is 4 to 5 times greater (except under a rapid convergence in income).
by S. Clarke, I. Serwicka, L.A. Winters (November, 2017)
This paper considers two aspects of this question. First, Brexit has already induced a devaluation of sterling of around 14 per cent since June 2016, which has started to work through to consumer prices: between June 2016 and July 2017 consumer prices increased by around 2.5 per cent. Second, while it is not government policy, nor the desire of the UK public, that the outcome of negotiations is a ‘MFN Brexit’, this remains a distinct possibility. Thus we ask how the imposition of tariffs on imports from the EU will work through into consumer prices. Making very conservative assumptions, we conclude that ‘MFN Brexit’ will increase the average cost of living by around 1 per cent and increase it for 8 per cent of households by 2 per cent or more. We present results for different groups of households according to their employment and structural characteristics and show that the impact will generally be largest on unemployed, single parent and pensioner households.
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Time and place: 07/12/2017 in Dublin, Ireland
Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 On 7 December, an event will take place to launch a new report titled Poverty Transitions in Ireland by Raffaele Grotti, Bertrand Maître, Dorothy Watson and Christopher T. Whelan. Report description In this report, we use Irish SILC data from 2004-2015 to examine poverty and deprivation transitions among various … Continued
EKSOC Visiting Fellowship Programme at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology University of Lodz, Poland
Time and place: 10/12/2017 in Lodz, Poland
The EKSOC Visiting Fellowship Programme at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology University of Lodz, Poland accepts applications until 10th of December 2017. Scholars specializing in fields related to social policy research are warmly welcomed to apply. General information In order to foster international cooperation in research and teaching, as well as to raise the … Continued
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