The Economic and Social Review

Web of Science Impact Factor (2012): 0.409

Scopus SJR (2012): 0.247

The Economic and Social Review is Ireland's leading journal for economics and applied social science. The Journal is published four times a year.

The ESR invites high quality submissions in economics, sociology, and cognate disciplines on topics of relevance to Ireland. Contributions based on original empirical research and employing a comparative international approach are particularly encouraged.

The ESR incorporates a policy section that contains applied articles addressing important questions relating to economic and social policy. While these articles do not necessarily have to contain new academic research results, they are subject to the same refereeing process as our academic articles. Suggestions to the Editor for specially themed policy sections are welcome.


Managing Editor

Frank Walsh, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland

Policy Section Editor

Alan Ahearne, National University of Ireland, Galway

Associate Editors

Ron Davies, University College Dublin

Gerda Dewit, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co.Kildare

Vincent Hogan, University College Dublin

Kanika Kapur, University College Dublin

John McHale, National University of Ireland, Galway

Kieran McQuinn, Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland

Helen Russell, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin





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Welcome to the new webpages for The Economic and Social Review. Please feel free to browse the Journal, which is now fully Open Access. Current issues of the Journal will appear here as will past issues and the complete archives. The journal has been moved to a modern journal management system based on the Open Journal System software. Registration as a user is not necessary to search and read the issues of the Journal, however registration will allow you to access additional tools and resources as they become available.


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Vol 46, No 1, Spring (2015): Incl. Policy Papers from the Financing SMEs in Recovery Conference (Dublin, 26 September 2014)

Table of Contents


Austerity, the Public Sector and the Threat to Gender Equality - Geary Lecture 2014 PDF
Jill Rubery 1-27
International Risk Sharing and the Irish Economy PDF
Agustín S. Bénétrix 29-49
Do Credit Constraints Affect SME Investment and Employment? PDF
Petra Gerlach-Kristen, Brian O'Connell, Conor O'Toole 51-86

Policy Section Articles

Firms’ Financing Constraints: Do Perceptions Match the Actual Situation? PDF
Annalisa Ferrando, Klaas Mulier 87-117
Irish SME Property Exposure: What Do We Know? PDF
Fergal McCann, Tara McIndoe-Calder 119-132
Non-Bank Financing in Ireland: A Comparative Perspective PDF
Conor M. O'Toole, Martina Lawless, Derek Lambert 133-161