What We Do

Our goal is to promote the study and discussion of issues relating to fiscal policy.

Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize

Prize awarded by the Foundation for Fiscal Studies in association with The Irish Times to recognise outstanding original work from new contributors in the area of Irish fiscal policy.


The Foundation for Fiscal Studies hosts seminars on matters of interest in Irish and international fiscal policy.


The Council invites all who are interested in the objectives outlined on this website to join the Foundation. Application Form →

Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize Giving 2017

Aedin Doris Colm Kelly

The Miriam Hederman O’Brien Gold Medal was awarded to Aedin Doris and Bruce Chapman for their paper “Modelling Higher Education Financing Reform for Ireland” Aedin Doris accepting the Gold Medal from Colm Kelly, Chairman of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies. Pdf Version   Shortlist – “Scenarios and Distributional Implications of a Household Wealth Tax in […]


US Tax Reform 2

The recent event on US Corporate Income Tax Reform in the Westbury Hotel on Wednesday 3rd May was well-received – see photos below. Interviews with presenters Frank Barry, Ron Davies and Brian Cotter were broadcast live from the venue on RTE Morning Ireland(and can be listened to at 12min15sec in and 54min19sec in). Slides from […]

Past winners of the Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize


2013 Winner – The inaugural Miriam Hederman O’Brien research prize was awarded on 28 November 2013 to Gerard Brady for his paper titled ‘Network social capital and labour market outcomes – Evidence for Irish fiscal and labour market policy‘   2015 Winner – The second Miriam Hederman O’Brien research prize was awarded to Rónán Hickey and […]

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