Economic geography and the long-run effects of the Great Irish Famine

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Title: Economic geography and the long-run effects of the Great Irish Famine
Authors: Whelan, Karl
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Date: 1999
Abstract: One of the most important debates in Irish economic history has concerned the long-run effects of the Great Irish Famine, with some arguing that it had only temporary effects on the economy and others seeing it as a major demographic and economic watershed. This paper adapts the theoretical framework of Krugman (1991) to illustrate how the combination of the Famine and developments in transportation and the demand for industrial products may have worked together to cause persistent depopulation and relative industrial decline.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Journal: Economic and Social Review
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Start page: 1
End page: 20
Copyright (published version): Copyright held by the ERSI 1999
Subject LCSH: Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Ireland--Economic conditions--19th century
Famines--Economic aspects
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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