Working Papers

Working Paper 3: An Analysis of Tax Forecasting Errors in Ireland Published September 2015 This paper examines tax revenue forecasting performance of the Department of Finance over the period 1997-2014


Uncertainty in Macroeconomic Data: The Case of Ireland
Published March 2015

This paper examines revisions to Irish quarterly macroeconomic data focusing on growth rates of real GDP as well as the main expenditure components. It highlights the considerable uncertainties not only about where the economy is going but also where it has been.

The Government’s Balance Sheet after the Crisis: A Comprehensive Perspective
Published September 2013

This working paper presents a comprehensive overview of the Government’s financial position. The paper looks at the evolution of Government financial assets and liabilities since the start of the financial crisis in 2008.

 Strengthening Ireland’s Fiscal Institutions
Published January 2012

The report assessed elements of the fiscal framework proposed in the Department of Finance’s March 2011 discussion document Reforming Ireland’s Budgetary Framework and contained recommendations for the design both of a set of fiscal rules and a permanent independent fiscal council.