The revealed comparative advantage of Irish exports of manufactures 1969-1982
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Thornhill, Donal, J. 'Barrington prize lecture 1986/1987: the revealed comparative advantage of Irish exports of manufactures 1969-1982'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXV, Pt. V, 1987/1988, pp91-146
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This paper outlines the results of an empirical study of the repealed comparative advantage of Irish exports of manufactures during the period 1969-1982. The concept of comparative advantage is central to the theory of international trade. This study involved the measurement of the evolution over time of the revealed comparative advantage of the different sub-sectors which constitute Irish manufacturing industry. The paper is organised as follows. Section 2 outlines the theoretical background. Section 3 deals with the approaches used for the measurement of comparative advantage and for the classification of industrial sectors. An analysis of the pattern of revealed comparative advantage by industrial sector is described in Section 4. These results are evaluated within a theoretical framework in Section 5. Section 6 tentatively explores the implications of the conclusions drawn in the earlier sections for the discussion of industrial policy issues.
Description:Read before the Society, 14 January 1988 - "This lecture is delivered under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded in 1986 by the bequest of John Barrington, Esq ) with the collaboration of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland ". In 1984 the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland established a competition to select the author of an Annual Barrington Lecture to replace the former system of appointment of Barrington Lecturers who delivered lectures in the four provinces throughout the year. The competition will be held annually and is open to Irish graduates within 10 years of primary qualification to submit a paper on economic policy and analysis of current interest in Ireland. The 1987 prize-winning lecture is presented here.
Author: Thornhill, Donal J.
Other Titles:Barrington Prize Lecture 1986/1987
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXV, Pt. V, 1987/1988
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