Economy

NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment (CEE) programme is a think-tank, set up to help the sector become better informed about economic issues and take part more effectively in economic policy debates. We carry out research, and run training courses and masterclasses on a wide range of currrent economic issues.

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland

24 Oct 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, Welfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Economy

This report estimates how the programme of welfare reform that began in 2010 impacts on Northern Ireland.

Red Ed?

27 Sep 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

Long accused of lacking a clear policy agenda, Ed Miliband this week attempted to set out his stall with his conference speech.

Measuring Unemployment

9 Aug 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

Carney's Unemployment Target Based on Dubious Data

Time is right for a debate on fiscal powers

27 Jun 2013Elizabeth Hendron Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The first independent review of the scope for devolving additional tax, spending and borrowing powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, has been launched by NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment.

A Double Tranistion to Peace and Neo-liberalism?

24 May 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

Earlier this week I attended the launch of a booklet on Northern Ireland’s alleged ‘double transition’ to peace and neoliberalism (the ideology that society should be modelled on the market).

Expensive Lending in Northern Ireland

21 May 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsExpensive lending, Economy

This report highlights some key concerns in relation to payday lending and loan sharks in Northern Ireland.

Viewfinder 14

17 May 2013Andrea Thornbury ResearchEconomy, Funding, Social Enterprise, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses on current economic conditions, funding cuts, organisational income, funding and social enterprise activity.

Lessons From Thatcher

9 Apr 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

In the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death much of the commentary has focused on the impact of her economic policies.

No Women please - we're economists!

8 Mar 2013Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

In this paper Professor Alisa McKay proposes that the discipline of economics has a gender bias towards men; examines the impact this has on current policy agendas and explores the potential and need for change.

Politics Without Economics

22 Feb 2013Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

WIll politics in Northern Ireland always be dominated by orange and green?