The Economy of Ireland

The Economy of Ireland

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This updated edition, which has seven new chapters, comprehensively examines the following: - Ireland's participation in the euro zone - the changing role of the state, in terms of expenditure levels and patterns, taxation and social partnership - the continuing growth in employment and immigration - distribution issues, including social, political, affective and economic inequality - US investment in the traded sector and the growth of the internationally traded services sector - competition policy and regulation for the services sector; product, labour, financial and other markets; and the regulation of natural monopolies - issues relating to the education and health sectors, in particular efficiency and equity considerations in the delivery of services - the declining importance of the agricultural sector and the increasing emphasis on rural development policy, food safety and the environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 0717138402
  • 9780717138401
  • 1,610,357

Table of contents

Section I: Policy Framework and Implementation 1. Policy Objectives for, and Competitiveness of, a Regional Economy Dermot McAleese, Trinity College Dublin 2. Role of State: Rationale, Levels and Size Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin 3. Key Policy Tool Options for a Regional Government: Taxation, Social Partnership, Regulation and Competition Policy Kevin Carey, World Bank, Washington DC Section II: Performance and Policy Issues at a National Level 4. Population, Employment and Unemployment John O'Hagan and Tara McIndoe, Trinity College Dublin 5. Growth in Output and Living Standards Jonathan Haughton, Harvard Development Institute, Boston 6. Equality in Economic and other Dimensions Sara Cantillon, University College Dublin Section IV: Performance and Policy Issues in the Private Sector 7. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Manufacturing and Services Frances Ruane and Ali Ugur, Trinity College Dublin 8. Competition, Regulation and Non-internationally Traded Services Francis O'Toole, Trinity College Dublin 9. Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Safety Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin Section IV: Performance and Policy Issues: Predominantly Publicly- Funded Sectors 10. Health: Funding, Access and Efficiency Anne Nolan, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin 11. Education: Market Failure and State Interventions Carol Newman, Trinity College Dublin
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About C. Newman

J.W. O'Hagan is Associate Professor of Economics and Bursar of Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author or editor of numerous books, reports and articles on the economy of Ireland. Carol Newman is a Lecturer in Economics at Trinity College Dublin and has lectured on the Economy of Ireland course for the last four years.
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