The Working Paper entitled The Cost of Working In Ireland PDF
was removed from the ESRI website yesterday because senior ESRI researchers, who are experts in this area, concluded that the analysis it contains is seriously flawed.
This was the sole reason for withdrawing the Working Paper. Any suggestion that the paper was withdrawn because of pressure, of any sort, from government, or any other source, is entirely unfounded.
Professor Richard Tol, now at the University of Sussex, is the senior author of the Working Paper.
We are aware that Professor Tol is now in possession of a revised draft of the paper which indicates that the percentage of people with children who would be better off on social welfare than working is not 44 percent but less than 10 percent.
Professor Tol did not follow ESRI procedures when submitting the Working Paper, which is how it came to be posted on the website.
In the light of this episode, procedures for the release of working papers on the ESRI website will be revised to ensure that a similar situation does not arise in the future.
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I saw this but did you see the clams from Brendan Howlin that the Crock Park was delivering savings but Finfacts was of a different opinion! the news is ” manipulated” to give the right impression why do you think O Reilly has such a large slice of the Irish news media ?He is doing his real masters bidding and putting the “right spin” on the so called news ! The over staffed and vastly overpaid Irish civil service(when compaired to the German service) is the elephant in the room! The less welloff who cannot defend themselves and dont have the corrupt Unions to back them, will be forced to pay the extra taxes needed to pay for the borrowings needed to prop up Spain and the cuts needed to adhear to the conditions of the so called stability pact.What a disaster!
We have gutless gombeen puppets running the country who are in the pay of the faceless moneymen.Common sence is nowhere to be found and its so depressing the Irish public doent even want to stand up for themselves.Even when they can see the blatent doubbel standards in the treatment of the euro member countries.We have become third class citizens within europe!
Gone are the notions of equal independent naions trading withen a common trading area withen Europe! “Deutscheland uber alles” seems to be the onely game in town!
- The ESRI Paper – Now You See It, Now You Don’t (notesonthefront.typepad.com)