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The Economy of Ireland (12th Edition)

The Economy of Ireland (12th Edition)

J.W O'Hagan and Carol Newman

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The twelfth edition of this popular book surveys all major changes in the Irish economy in the past fifteen years, with particular emphasis on the last five years.


In this new edition, the authors examine:

  • The broad historical context to a study of the economy.
  • Ireland's hard landing, recovery and prospects for economic growth and employment in the years ahead.
  • Energy and the environment, in particular the issue of security of supply.
  • The changing role of the state in policymaking and the increasing importance of euro-zone governance and institutions, especially in the monetary area.Taxation in all its dimensions, including the issue of national debt.
  • The importance of competitiveness as a major policy objective.
  • The changing emphasis on quality-of-life indicators and distribution as objectives of policy.
  • The role of regulation in various areas of the economy and society.
  • Employment, unemployment and migration challenges facing Ireland.
  • Evidence on and policy issues relating to income and wealth.
  • The internationally traded sectors of manufacturing and services.
  • The importance of the health and education sectors, the rationale for state intervention and measures of effectiveness
  • The importance of the agri-food sector in terms of production, distribution and food safety.

Additional Information

Author J.W O'Hagan and Carol Newman
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 4 Aug 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717159758

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