Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/237586
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series No. WP21/08
Publisher: 
University College Dublin, UCD Centre for Economic Research, Dublin
Abstract: 
We provide a centennial overview of the Irish economy in the one hundred years following partition and independence. A comparative perspective allows us to distinguish between those aspects of Irish policies and performance that were unique to the country, and those which mirrored developments elsewhere. While Irish performance was typical in the long run, the country under-performed prior to the mid-1980s and overperformed for the rest of the twentieth century. Real growth after 2000 was slow. The mainly chronological narrative highlights the roles of convergence forces, trade and industrial policy, and monetary and fiscal policy. While the focus is mostly on the south of the island, we also survey the Northern Irish experience during this period.
Subjects: 
Ireland
economic growth
living standards
trade policy
crises
JEL: 
N14
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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