Publications 

The Central Bank produces a number of publications which reflect the work of the organisation.   You can navigate to the category of publication you are looking for from the left navigation bar on this page. 

Our economics publications include quarterly assessments of the Irish economy (Quarterly Bulletins), in-depth economic research of a technical nature (Research Technical Papers), essays on economic issues of national or international interest (Economic Letters) and assessments of financial stability (Macro-Financial Reviews).  

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   Publications - [Displaying most recent 15]
DateTitle and Description
Economic Letter - Vol 2015, No. 930/07/2015Economic Letter - Vol 2015, No. 9
Mortgage Interest Rate Types in Ireland - Robert Kelly, Paul Lyons and Conor O'Toole
Data Gaps and Shadow Banking: Profiling Special Purpose Vehicles' Activities in Ireland29/07/2015Data Gaps and Shadow Banking: Profiling Special Purpose Vehicles' Activities in Ireland
The role of shadow banking and securitisation has gained increasing national and international attention since the start of the global financial crisis in 2007. Ireland has a sizeable non-bank financial sector with a number of key components including money market funds (MMFs), investment funds (IFs) and other financial intermediaries (OFIs). This Article focuses on the activities of financial vehicle corporations (FVCs) and special purpose vehicles (SPVs) within the OFI sector. The main features of these vehicles and their linkages to the Irish and international economies are examined. The Article also discusses recent regulatory developments and potential financial stability issues arising from their activities. In order to address data gaps and to improve oversight of the SPV sector, the Central Bank of Ireland will extend quarterly reporting requirements to SPVs.
Labour Cost Adjustment during the Crisis: Firm-level Evidence29/07/2015Labour Cost Adjustment during the Crisis: Firm-level Evidence
This paper introduces a new firm-level dataset, based on the results from a survey on the wage-setting practices of Irish firms in the second half of 2014. These survey results represent a useful resource for policy makers, allowing for firm-level analysis of the approach to the adjustment of labour demand and wages in the face of a large negative shock. A number of findings are worth highlighting in relation to these results: in terms of the labour cost cutting approach, firms relied upon both reductions in the quantity (employment and hours) and the price of labour (wages); employee numbers was the most widely used margin of adjustment, followed by wage cuts and hours. While the majority of Irish firms opted to freeze base wages, in the region of 60 per cent, there is strong evidence of downward wage flexibility, with almost one quarter of firms surveyed cutting wages. A comparison with previous findings in relation to Ireland and other euro area countries points to a dramatic increase in the incidence of wage freezes and wage cuts amongst Irish firms during the 2008-2013 period.
Quarterly Bulletin No. 3 201529/07/2015Quarterly Bulletin No. 3 2015
Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Bank of Ireland for Q3 2015
The Expanded Asset Purchase Programme - What, Why and How of Euro Area QE29/07/2015The Expanded Asset Purchase Programme - What, Why and How of Euro Area QE
This article explains the what, why and how of the ECB’s expanded asset purchase programme, commonly referred to as ‘Quantitative Easing’. The scope and scale of this purchase programme is unparalleled in the euro area and it is expected to have a large effect on the euro area economy. This article discusses the details of the programme, the reasons it was introduced, and the various channels through which it is expected to affect the real economy.
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.816/07/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.8
Switch and Save in the Irish Mortgage Market?
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Irish Nationwide Building Society15/07/2015Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Irish Nationwide Building Society
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Irish Nationwide Building Society
SME Market Report 2015H109/07/2015SME Market Report 2015H1
SME Market Report 2015H1
Central Bank of Ireland 2015 Report on Protected Disclosures30/06/2015Central Bank of Ireland 2015 Report on Protected Disclosures
Central Bank of Ireland 2015 Report on Protected Disclosures
Research Technical Paper 02RT1522/06/2015Research Technical Paper 02RT15
Designing Macro-prudential Policy in Mortgage Lending: Do First Time Buyers Default Less? by Robert Kelly, Terry O’Malley and Conor O’Toole
Macro-Financial Review 2015.116/06/2015Macro-Financial Review 2015.1
 
Research Technical Paper 01RT1516/06/2015Research Technical Paper 01RT15
Jagged Cliffs and Stumbling Blocks: Interest Rate Pass-through Fragmentation during the Euro Area Crisis by Sarah Holton and Costanza Rodriguez d'Acri
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.727/05/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.7
Government revenues in Ireland since the financial crisis - Ronan Hickey and Diarmaid Smyth
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell21/05/2015Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited19/05/2015Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited