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Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize for 2019

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize for 2019 is:

The economic and distributional impacts of an increased carbon tax with different revenue recycling scheme

Authors: Kelly de Bruin, Eoin Monaghan & Aykut Mert Yakut

To view the Kelly de Bruin’s slide show presentation, please click here.

A list of those short listed is available here.

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Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize for 2020


Nominations are invited for work completed during 2020 that has added to the public knowledge or understanding in areas such as taxation, public expenditure and other related fiscal policy topics.

For full details on the criteria/eligibility and the nomination process please click here.

For a full list of winners and those shortlisted last year, please click here Prize-Winners for 2019


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Last Event

Implementing Wellbeing Indicators

Tuesday 11th May @ 12.45hrs

Online Discussion

Chair: Anne Vaughan


Ruth Lennon, Department of Finance

Gabriel Makhlouf, Govenor of the Central Bank of Irelandnd

Helen Johnson, NESC

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The Foundation for Fiscal Studies are delighted to announce the  joint winners of the Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize 2019 Winners                                                                                                                                                 Patterns of firm level productivity in Ireland Javier Papa, Luke Rehill and Brendan O’Connor Lifting the Lid: The Private Financing of

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