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Professor Frances Ruane

Honorary Fellow (Economics)


 Internationalisation, Innovation and Enterprise Performance

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Consultant Economist, World Bank, Washington (Michaelmas term) 1978, 1980
Economics Editor, Economic and Social Review 1981 - 1984
Council Member, Economic and Social Studies 1981
Research Director, Foundation for Fiscal Studies 1989 - 1996
Editorial Board Member, Journal of International and Economic Policy 2002
Editorial Board Member, International Review of Economics and Finance 2003
Chairperson, National Statistics Board 1994 - 2003
President, Irish Economic Association 2000 - 2002
Vice-President, Irish Economic Association 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2004
Member, CEIES (European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres) 1998
Member, Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre Management Committee 2000 - 2003
Member, Advisory Panel of the Competition Authority 2001 - 2005
Member, World Bank Data Advisory Panel 2002 - 2003
REFEREE FOR: Canadian Journal of Economics Economic Journal, Economica Economic and Social Review, International Economic Review, International Regional Science Review, Irish Business and Administrative, Review Journal of Economic Studies, European Journal of Political Economy Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, The Manchester School, Oxford Economic Papers, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, World Economy
National Children's Hospital Foundation Board 1998-2005
Irish Writers' Centre Board 2000- 2004
Douglas Hyde Gallery [Chairperson] 2000- 2005
Garda Siochana Bill Implementation Group 2005-2006
Board of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland 2005
Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) Industrial Policy Committee 1995 - 2003
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Council of the Statistical and Social Society of Ireland 2005
American Economics Association
Economic and Social Studies
Foundation for Fiscal Studies
European Economic Association
Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK)
Irish Economic Association
International Economics Study Group
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
European Union Network on Industrial Policy
HEA Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women Academics 1985 1986
HEA Committee on Financing of Third Level Education 1993 1994
HEA Steering Committee on Future Development of Higher Education 1993 1995
HEA Advisory Group on First Destination Report 2000 Present
Expert Working Group on Integration of the Tax and Social Welfare Systems 1993 1996
Forfás Tax Advisory Group 1994 1997
Forfás Science and Technology Advisory Group 1995 2000
Interim Training/Skills Identification Group [Chairperson] 1996 1997
Expert Group on Future Skills Needs 1997 2001
Interdepartmental Committee on Social Statistics [Chair] 2002 2003
Audit Committee of Central Statistics Office [Chair] 2003
Public Intellectuals in Times of Crisis: the Role of Academia in, editor(s)Corcoran, M. P.; Lalor, K. , Reflections on Crisis: The role of the Public Intellectual, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2012, pp41 - 51, [Ruane, Frances], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Ruane, Frances, Research Evidence and Policymaking in Ireland, Administration, 60, (2), 2012, p119 - 138, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane; Brendan Whelan, Building Research Capacity in the Social Sciences - Alternatives Approaches, Building research capacity in the social sciences - alternatives approaches, 40, 2011, p133 - 151, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Gleeson,Anne Marie; Ruane,Frances, How Important is Exporting and Ownership to Productivity Growth? Micro Evidence from a Small Open Economy, Applied Economics Quarterly, 55, (3), 2009, p197 - 217, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ruane,Frances; Haller,Stefanie; Pertl,Leonhard; Schiavo,Stefano; Muuls,Mirabelle; Pisu,Mauro; Álvarez,Roberto; Jaramillo,Patricio; López,Ricardo A.; Van Biesebroeck,Johannes; Brandt,Loren; Zhang,Yifan; Fernandes,Ana M.; Isgut,Alberto; Jørgensen,Rasmus; Kaiser,Ulrich; Bellone,Flora; Jabbour,Liza; Musso,Patrick; Nesta,Lionel; Fryges,Helmut; Wagner,Joachim; Castellani,Davide; Serti,Francesco; Tomasi,Chiara; Zanfei,Antonello; Damijan,Joze P.; Kostevc,Crt; Polanec,Saso; Fariñas,Jose C.; Jabbour,Liza; Máñez,Juan A.; Martin,Ana; Rochina,Maria E.; Sanchis,Juan A.; Andersson,Martin; Johansson,Sara; Greenaway,David; Kneller,Richard; Görg,Holger, Understanding Cross-Country Differences in Exporter Premia: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries, Review of World Economics, 144, (4), 2009, p596 - 635, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Promoting Industry Clusters: Evidence from Ireland in, editor(s)A.T. Tavares and A. Teixeira , Multinationals, Clusters and Innovation: Does Public Policy Matter? , Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp107 - 119, [Anne Marie Gleeson, Frances Ruane, Julie Sutherland], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane, Ali Ugur, Export Platform FDI and Dualistic Development, Transnational Corporations, 2005, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Frances Ruane, Ali Ugur, Labour Productivity and Foreign Direct Investment in Irish Manufacturing Industry: A Decomposition Analysis, Economic and Social Review, 36, (1), 2005, p19 - 44, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane, Julie Sutherland, Export Performance and Destination Characteristics of Irish Manufacturing Industry, Review of World Economics, 141, (3), 2005, p442 - 459, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland in, editor(s)Y. Wei and V.N.Balasubramanyam , Foreign Direct Investment: Six Country Case Studies, Edward Elgar, 2004, pp134 - 161, [Frances Ruane], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Ruane, Frances; Siedschlag, Iulia; Murphy, Gavin, Globalisation and Ireland's Export Performance, 2013, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Ruane, Frances, Combining Public Sector and Economic Reform, 2012, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Ruane, Frances, Targeted Spending on Research Will Yield Results, 2011, -, Notes: [The Irish Times, 6 May 2011], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Ruane,Frances, Report of the Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector, Dublin, Department of Health and Children, July , 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
Ruane, Frances, Towards a Better and Sustainable Health Care System - Resource Allocation and Financing Issues for Ireland, 2010, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Ruane, Frances, Research and Policy Making, 2010, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Industrial policy, B. Joyce, Encyclopaedia of Ireland, Gill and Macmillan, 2003, pp517 - 517, [Frances Ruane], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane, Holger Görg, The Celtic Tiger: Ireland's economic growth, Economic Review, 18, (1), 2000, p12 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane, Julie Sutherland, Women in the Labour Force, Dublin, Employment Equality Agency, 1999, 90pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Frances Ruane, Managing Public Expenditure: Choosing how much and for what?, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies, January, 1997, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Economic and Social Research Institute Scholarship 1974
Nuffield College Scholarship 1976
Membership of "Euro-50-Group", an EU-wide think tank on financial integration in European Union 1999
Member, Royal Irish Academy 2003
Foreign Direct Investment, Enterprise development, Innovation, Industrial Policy, Irish Economic Policy