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Northern Ireland Economy

Performance, Prospects and Policy, 1st Edition

By Esmond Birnie, David M.W.N Hitchens


184 pages

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First published in 1999, this timely study emerged at a critical juncture for the EU and Ireland, and aimed to review the past development and future prospects of the Northern Ireland economy in the light of the European Union and its possible expansion. Esmond Birnie and David M.W.N. Hitchens examine the economic circumstances in the wake of Northern Ireland’s longstanding position as a region which lags behind UK performance in the EU. Here, they update the data and discussion contained in an earlier study by the authors, Closing the Productivity Gap (1990), through discussions including engines of growth, the process of convergence and the current and likely development of Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland economic links. This book will be of use to both academics, undergraduates, A-level students and the general reader.

Table of Contents

1. Living Standards and Unemployment. 2. Sectoral Competitiveness: Manufacturing. 3. Sectoral Competitiveness: Agriculture, Business Services and Tourism. 4. General Influences on the Competitiveness of the Northern Ireland Economy. 5. Impact of EU Membership. 6. Impact of EU Enlargement and Monetary Union. 7. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 8. Policies, Peace and Prospects.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General