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 3, Autumn (2015)

Table of Contents


Blowing the Bubble: The Global Funding of the Irish Credit Boom PDF
Mary M. Everett 339-365
Outsourcing Foreign Services and the Internet: Evidence from Firm Level Data PDF
Holger Görg, Aoife Hanley, Ingrid Ott 367-387
A Reduced-form Equation for the Unemployment Rate Estimated from a Panel of Nineteen OECD Countries PDF
Dimitris Hatzinikolaou, Konstantina Girtzimani, Christos Mousafiris 389-397
Are Classroom Internet Use and Academic Performance Higher after Government Broadband Subsidies to Primary Schools? PDF
Marie Hyland, Richard Layte, Seán Lyons, Selina McCoy, Mary Silles 399-428

Policy Section Articles

Wages and Ireland’s International Competitiveness PDF
Rory O'Farrell 429-458
A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System PDF
Gerard Turley, Darragh Flannery, Stephen McNena 459-484