What We Do
Our goal is to promote the study and discussion of issues relating to fiscal policy.
2022 MHOB Prize Nominations
Nominations are invited for work completed during 2022. The Prize aims to recognise work that focuses on practical problems , that raise questions about how policy impacts and might improve outcomes, or shed light on issues that really matter to the future of Ireland as a society as well as an economy.
Nominated work may include individuals or institutions with output such as research papers, reports, books, book chapters, blog posts, opinion pieces, newspaper articles, television or radio contributions/documentaries or any other method which is publicly available and which offers new and relevant insights to help inform practical policy responses to the most strategic and significant issues we need to address in Ireland.
The successful contribution will be awarded the Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize for 2022, a commemorative Gold Medal. The judging panel may also recognise other contributions from different categories or other types of contributions and award them appropriately.
For full details on eligibility criteria and the nomination process, click the button below.
Miriam Hederman O’Brien Award Ceremony
Thursday 16 February, @ 8:30am – 10:00am
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies hosted an award ceremony to announce the winner of the 2021 Miriam Hederman O’Brien prize recognising outstanding original work on policy issues of significance. We were delighted to be joined by Minister of State, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill.
There were 11 papers nominated for the 2021 prize:
- Healthcare Capital Investment in Ireland Spending Review 2021 – Mark Hennessy, Conan Shine, Evan Walker
- The SAFE-PSC-MyGovID Framework for Public Service Identity Management – Ciaran Judge, Ita McGennis
- Submission to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare on Introducing Site Value Tax – Eoin Flaherty
- A Review of 15 Years of Corporation Tax Returns 2004 to 2018 – Jean Acheson, Donough Lawlor
- Impact of Demographic Change on Health Expenditure – Clara Lindberg, Tiago McCarthy
- Challenges and Strategies for Reforming Publicly Funded Pension Systems – Joseph Killilea, Stephen Owens
- The Impacts of Aviation Taxation in Ireland – Kelly De Bruin, Aykut Mert Yakut
- Options for Raising Tax Revenue in Ireland – Theano Kakoulidou, Barra Roantree
- An Analysis of the Distribution of Enterprise Supports – Adrian Hurley
- Income Inequalities in Ireland and Poland: The Role of Taxes and Social Transfers – Joanna Muszynska, Malgorzata Sczcepaniak, Ewa Wedrowska
- COVID-19 Impact on Irish Labour Supply and Demand – Mike Fahy, Patrick O’Brien
The event took place on Thursday 16 February from 8:30am to 10:00am at the Irish Tax Institute (eircode D02 H927).
Annual Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies presents the annual Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize to recognise outstanding contributors in the area of Irish fiscal policy. The aim is to recognise those who promote the study and discussion of fiscal, economic and social policy, and work that attempts to answer questions that relate to how we might make Ireland a better place to live.
Each year, nominations are invited for work that has added to the public knowledge or understanding in areas such as taxation, public expenditure and other related fiscal policy topics. The Prize aims to recognise work that focuses on practical problems rather than abstract puzzles, that raise questions about how policy impacts and might improve outcomes, or shed light on issues that really matter to the future of Ireland as a society as well as an economy.
Event Mailing List
The Council invites all who are interested in the objectives outlined on this website, and who are interested in being notified about upcoming events to join the Foundation mailing list.
Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize 2021 Winners
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies are delighted to announce the joint winners of the Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize 2021, Ciaran Judge and Ita McGennis for their paper on The SAFE-PSC-MyGovID Framework for Public Service Identity Management, and Clara Lindberg and
Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize 2018 – Winners
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies are delighted to announce the joint winners of the Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize 2018 Winners Patterns of firm level productivity in Ireland Javier Papa, Luke Rehill and Brendan O’Connor Lifting the Lid: The Private Financing of
Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize 2017 – Winners
Gerard Hughes & Micheal Collins receiving their medals from Colm Kelly, Chairman of the Foundation MIRIAM HEDERMAN O’BRIEN PRIZE 2017 WINNER “ Supporting Pension Contributions Through the Tax System: Outcomes, Costs and Examining Reform” Micheal Collins & Gerard Hughes Shortlist: “Analysis of Low Income Taxpayers and
Foundation For Fiscal Studies
c/o Irish Tax Institute
Grand Canal Harbour
Tel: +353 1 6631700
Fax: +353 1 6688387