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Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Finance

Economic and Social Research Institute

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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253. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of meetings his Department has held with the ESRI in the past 12 months; and the topic of these meetings. [62518/21]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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Officials from my Department have held meetings with researchers from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) 50 times in the past year. Many of these meetings relate to the work of the Department of Finance/ESRI Joint Research Programme, which is jointly funded by my Department and the Revenue Commissioners. This programme, which will continue for its eighth year in 2022, involves ongoing research collaboration across all three Institutions in the policy areas of banking, taxation and the economy.

The topics of the meetings between my Department and the ESRI are set out below.

Topic Number of Meetings
Joint Research Programme on The Macroeconomy, Taxation and Banking - Steering Committee Meetings 4
Joint research - discussion of future research 3
Joint research - Exploring the impact of COVID-19 and recovery paths for the economy 8
Joint research - Impact of Brexit on trade flows between Ireland and the UK. 5
Joint research - MNE modelling 1
Joint research - SME investment project 1
Joint research - SME survival project 8
Joint research - I3E climate modelling project 8
Dept. of Finance Credit Demand Survey 2
Productivity research 3
SWITCH Model - Steering Committee Meeting 2
SWITCH Model and Distributional Analysis 2
Discussion of the COSMO Model 1
Switch your Bank Campaign 2


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