Peripherality in economic geography and modern growth theory : evidence from Ireland's adjustment to free trade

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Title: Peripherality in economic geography and modern growth theory : evidence from Ireland's adjustment to free trade
Authors: Barry, Frank
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1757
Date: Aug-1994
Abstract: In light of the ambiguous convergence experience of peripheral regions in the EU and in the post-war world economy, this paper studies the implications of some recent trend models that do not predict convergence as a necessary outcome of market integration. These models are then confronted with data on the Irish experience under free trade. The Irish case is arguably of general interest because it has served as one of the longest-running examples of the type of outward-oriented strategies recommended for developing countries by international institutions such as World Bank and the IMF. The purpose of the paper is twofold: to identify lacunae in the recent theoretical analyses and to develop further insights into the structural transformation of a peripheral economy.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP94/13
Subject LCSH: European Union countries--Economic conditions--Regional disparities
International trade--Econometric models
Free trade--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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