Jobless growth through creative destruction : Ireland's industrial development path 1972-2003

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Title: Jobless growth through creative destruction : Ireland's industrial development path 1972-2003
Authors: Whelan, Ciara
Walsh, Patrick P.
Li, Qi
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Date: 5-Dec-2007
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.
Funding Details: This paper was funded by a Government of Ireland Research Fellowship
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: UCD Geary Institute
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP/40/2007
Copyright (published version): 2008 Geary Institute
Keywords: Manufacturing employmentStructural changeTrade liberalisation
Subject LCSH: Manufacturing industries--Ireland
Labor supply--Ireland
Free trade--European Union countries
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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