| ||Date||Title and Description
|02/10/2013||Mortgage Arrears in Ireland: Introducing the Enhanced Quarterly Statistics
This article introduces the recently expanded Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics published by the Central Bank of Ireland. An overview of developments regarding mortgage arrears since 2009 is provided,
and the motivation for expanding the data is outlined.
|02/10/2013||Policy Measures to Improve Access to Credit for SMEs: a Survey
Governments, central banks and development banks around the world have a long history of intervention in the credit market for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). These interventions are justified by economic research which has found that enterprises facing credit constraints are less likely to participate in growth-enhancing activities such as investment, marketing, hiring, exporting and importing.
|25/07/2013||Analysis of Recent Monetary Operations and Financial Market Developments
This article looks at the financial crisis as it continued in 2012, developments in peripheral Europe and the ECB’s monetary policy continued to be closely watched by market participants as many banks remained heavily reliant on central bank funding and the level of ECB borrowing increased to record highs.
|04/04/2013||Measuring the Value Added of the Financial Sector in Ireland
This article looks at how the financial crisis has convincingly demonstrated the risks a large financial sector poses to society’s well-being. An informed debate on financial regulation after the crisis should, therefore, evaluate the sector’s contribution to economic activity.
|04/04/2013||The Usage, Cost and Pricing of Retail Payments in Ireland
This article looks at the usage, cost and pricing of retails payments in Ireland. Effective, safe and efficient payment systems are important to facilitate real and financial transactions in advanced economies, though the choice of payment channel differs widely across Europe.
|28/01/2013||Housing Equity Withdrawal Trends in Ireland
This article uses a unique data set to track changes in aggregate net housing equity withdrawal between 1978 and 2012.
|28/01/2013||Why are Irish Non-Financial Corporations so Indebted?
This article examines the specific characteristics of the Irish economy to analyse elevated debt levels of NFCs relative to GDP and their continued rise despite the economic downturn.