Irish economic growth, 1945-1988

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Title: Irish economic growth, 1945-1988
Authors: Ó Gráda, Cormac
O'Rourke, Kevin H.
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Date: Oct-1993
Abstract: The paper reviews the economic performance of the Republic of Ireland since 1945. Its focus is comparative; Ireland's record is assessed against the evidence in OECD and Penn Mark V data sets for a 'convergence club' of European economies, and is found wanting. The comparison confirms that the 1950s were a particularly bleak decade for Ireland but, more surprisingly, Ireland also performed less well than predicted by convergence criteria in both 1960-1973 and 1973-1988. The paper then assesses a range of explanations for this poor performance.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Economic growthConvergenceIreland
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Economic conditions--20th century
Ireland--Economic policy
Convergence (Economics)--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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