What do the Irish Know about Economics?

30 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2013

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Michael Daly

Trinity College (Dublin) - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Brian M. Lucey

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin; University of Sydney Business School; University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Date Written: August 9, 2013

Abstract

We undertake a first benchmark study of economic literacy in Ireland using a panel of 700 adults to assess the economic knowledge of respondents. Sources of economic information are analysed and ranked in order of usefulness. Accuracy of response in each section is analysed across each demographic variable; variance in performance based on age, gender, education, work background and other factors is analysed thoroughly.

A comparative analysis is then undertaken in order to contrast the economic literacy of Ireland established through our representative sample with that already established through similar investigation of other jurisdictions.

Keywords: economic literacy, economic indicators, surveys, Ireland, economics

JEL Classification: A20

Suggested Citation

Daly, Michael and Lucey, Brian M., What do the Irish Know about Economics? (August 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307883 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2307883

Michael Daly

Trinity College (Dublin) - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

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Dublin 2
Ireland

Brian M. Lucey (Contact Author)

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin ( email )

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University of Sydney Business School ( email )

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Australia

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City ( email )

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6th Ward, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh 70000
Vietnam

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