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Economy of Ireland

Economy of Ireland
Description
Including four new chapters, this updated edition explores the following:

? The advent of the euro and the increasing relevance of developments in the European Union

? The impact of increased globalisation on activities in Ireland, especially the environment

? The changing role of the state, in terms of expenditure levels and patterns, taxation and social partnership

? The huge growth in employment and immigration

? The concern with distribution issues including social, economic, political and affective inequality

? The huge scale of activity in the building and construction sector, and the resulting dramatically changing physical landscape

? Competition policy and regulation for the services sector and natural monopolies

? The importance of education, both as a factor in explaining economic growth and in terms of considerations of efficiency and equity in delivery of services

? Likewise for the health sector, where barely a month goes by without some major economic or safety issue arising

? The declining importance of the agricultural sector, particularly in employment and state funding, and the increasing emphasis on the general food sector, such as food safety, distribution, changing consumption patterns and the environmental consequences of farming activity

Author Biography
John O??Hagan is Associate Professor of Economics and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author or editor of numerous books, reports and articles on the economy of Ireland.

Carol Newman (PhD) is a lecturer in Economics at Trinity College, Dublin and has lectured on the Economy of Ireland for the past four years.

Table of Contents
Section I: Policy Background
Chapter 1: Historical Background
Jonathan Haughton, Harvard Development Institute, Boston
Chapter 2: Policy Objectives and Issues for a Regional Economy.
Dermot McAleese, Trinity College Dublin
Section II: Policy Implementation
Chapter 3: Role of State: Rationale, Levels and Size
Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin
Chapter 4: Fiscal Policy and Taxation
David Madden, University College Dublin
Section III: Policy Issues at a National Level
Chapter 5: Population, Migration and Employment
John O??Hagan and Tara McIndoe, Trinity College Dublin
Chapter 6: Growth in Output, Living Standards and Well-Being
Jonathan Haughton, Harvard Development Institute, Boston
Chapter 7: Equality: Distribution, Poverty and Social Welfare
Sara Cantillon, University College Dublin
Section IV: Policy Issues in the Market Sector
Chapter 8: Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Other Construction
Carol Newman, Trinity College Dublin
Chapter 9: Services: Competition and Regulation
Francis O??Toole, Trinity College Dublin
Chapter 10: Agrifood Sector
Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin
Section V: Policy Issues in Non-Market Services Sector
Chapter 11: Health: Funding, Access and Efficiency
Anne Nolan, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
Chapter 12: Education: Market Failure and State Interventions
Colm Harmon and Martin Ryan, University College Dublin
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SKU SKU16554
ISBN 9780717143795
Edition 10th edition
Author J.W. O'Hagan and C. Newman
Publisher Gill & Macmillan
Price: 39.37
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