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The Economy of Ireland By John O'Hagan

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The eleventh edition of this extremely popular book surveys all major changes in the Irish economy in the past fifteen years, with particular emphasis on the last five years.

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The Economy of Ireland by John O'Hagan

The changing role of the state in policy-making and the increasing importance of global and EU governance and institutions The importance of competitiveness as a major policy objective and the effect that asset prices and the banking system have on this The role of regulation, in particular the regulation of the banking sector Energy and the environment, in particular issues of security of supply, the importance of energy to the politics of the EU and the world, and the challenge of addressing climate change and biodiversity loss Employment and migration challenges facing Ireland Distribution issues relating to income and wealth, including the role of social insurance and the politics of equity and redistribution, particularly with scarce resources The increasing importance of outward direct investment and the challenges facing the Irish manufacturing sector The significance of education, both as a contributing factor to economic growth in Ireland's `smart economy' and in terms of considerations of efficiency and equity in the delivery of services The importance of the health sector and the factors to be considered in its reorganisation with regard to delivering a more efficient and equitable service The importance of the food sector in terms of production, distribution and the retail and food services sectors.

The eleventh edition of this extremely popular book surveys all major changes in the Irish economy in the past fifteen years, with particular emphasis on the last five years.

In this new edition, the authors examine:

  • Ireland's hard landing and the prospects for a recovery in terms of economic growth

  • The changing role of the state in policy-making and the increasing importance of global and EU governance and institutions

  • The importance of competitiveness as a major policy objective and the effect that asset prices and the banking system have on this

  • The role of regulation, in particular the regulation of the banking sector Energy and the environment, in particular issues of security of supply, the importance of energy to the politics of the EU and the world, and the challenge of addressing climate change and biodiversity loss

  • Employment and migration challenges facing Ireland

  • Distribution issues relating to income and wealth, including the role of social insurance and the politics of equity and redistribution, particularly with scarce resources

  • The increasing importance of outward direct investment and the challenges facing the Irish manufacturing sector

  • The significance of education, both as a contributing factor to economic growth in Ireland's `smart economy' and in terms of considerations of efficiency and equity in the delivery of services

  • The importance of the health sector and the factors to be considered in its reorganisation with regard to delivering a more efficient and equitable service

  • The importance of the food sector in terms of production, distribution and the retail and food services sectors

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About John O'Hagan


J.W. O'Hagan is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author or editor of numerous books, reports and articles on the economy of Ireland, and in recent years has specialised in the economics of culture in Europe. Carol Newman PhD is a lecturer in Economics at Trinity College Dublin. She has written many articles and reports relating to education in Ireland and on the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. Her recent research is primarily in the microeconomics of development and she is involved in projects in South East Asia and Africa. Carol Newman PhD is a lecturer in Economics at Trinity College Dublin. She has written many articles and reports relating to education in Ireland and on the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. Her recent research is primarily in the microeconomics of development and she is involved in projects in South East Asia and Africa.

Table of Contents


Section I POLICY BACKGROUND Chapter 1: Historical Background - Jonathan Haughton Chapter 2: Policy Objectives and Competitiveness for a Regional Economy - Dermot McAleese Section II POLICY IMPLEMENTATION Chapter 3: Role of Government: Rationale, Levels and Size - Philip Lane Chapter 4: Taxation, Debt and the Public Finances - Micheal Collins Chapter 5: Regulation and Competition Policy - Francis O'Toole Section III POLICY ISSUES AT A NATIONAL LEVEL Chapter 6: Population, Migration and Employment - John O'Hagan and Tara McIndoe Chapter 7: Growth in Output and Living Standards - Jonathan Haughton Chapter 8: Equality: Distribution, Poverty and Income Supports - Michael King Section IV POLICY ISSUES IN THE MARKET SECTOR Chapter 9: Manufacturing and Physical Infrastructure - Carol Newman and John O'Hagan Chapter 10: Energy and the Environment - Eleanor Denny Chapter 11: Food Sector: Production, Distribution and Food Safety - Alan Matthews Section V POLICY ISSUES IN THE NON-MARKET SECTOR Chapter 12: Health: Funding, Access and Efficiency - Anne Nolan Chapter 13: Education: Market Failure and Government Interventions - Carol Newman

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GOR005469078
The Economy of Ireland by John O'Hagan
John O'Hagan
Used - Very Good
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2011-06-30
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0717149730
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