Economic research

ESRI and Ibec join forces in an all-island economic research project

Employers group Ibec and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have launched what they say is a major research project on the economy of all islands aimed at improving understanding of the economy of all islands. the islands, including North-South trade.

The three-year project will include engagement with the UK’s National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) to address the lack of a data-driven statistical macroeconomic model for Northern Ireland, similar to what is currently available for Ireland and the UK.