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Title:Jobless growth through creative destruction: Ireland's industrial development path 1972 - 2003 PDF Logo
Authors:Li, Qi
Walsh, Patrick Paul
Whelan, Ciara
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3211
Abstract:We document the nature of structural changes in employment to understand jobless growth in Irish Manufacturing in the aftermath of EEC/EU membership, 1972-2003. By 1972, forty years of protectionism and fifteen years of export promotion induced the coexistence of large exporting plants with import competing plants within 4-digit industries. During trade liberalisation we document persistent horizontal waves of creative destruction, a decline in traditional import competing plants and an expansion in exporting plants, within each sector. This coexisted with rapid vertical waves of creative destruction in small non-exporting plants which supported exporting growth through forward vertical linkages within each sector.
Subjects:Manufacturing employment
structural change
trade liberalisation
JEL:O30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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