Multinationals and indigenous employment : an "Irish disease"?

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Title: Multinationals and indigenous employment : an "Irish disease"?
Authors: Barry, Frank
Hannan, Aoife
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Date: Oct-1995
Abstract: In trade studies Ireland emerges as having a revealed comparative disadvantage in labour-intensive industries. Can the country's unusual industrial structure contribute to our understanding of its high unemployment? The Dutch-disease models we explore suggest that the inflow of multinationals would have stimulated employment when the exchange rate was linked to sterling, but could have had less benevolent consequences when the exchange rate became more flexible. We also discuss a number of alternative hypotheses on the relationship between multinational and aggregate employment.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP95/13
Subject LCSH: Labor market--Ireland
Industrial policy--Ireland
International business enterprises--Ireland
Ireland--Economic conditions
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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