Peripherality in economic geography and modern growth theory : evidence from Ireland's adjustment to free trade
|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||Subject LCSH:||European Union countries--Economic conditions--Regional disparities
International trade--Econometric models
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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