Economic appraisal of industrial projects in Ireland
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:McKeon, J. 'Economic appraisal of industrial projects in Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXIV, Part II, 1979/1980, pp119-143
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The paper sets out the method which the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Ireland, uses in its evaluation of industrial projects and in determining the appropriate level of support for projects. It discusses the central roles of commercial viability, fiscal considerations and bargaining in this evaluation process. It also sets out the economic appraisal system used in evaluating large projects. The main purpose of the economic appraisal system is to guide decisions on the levels of grants warranted for industrial projects although on all occasions the focus in negotiations is on minimising the cost to the State consistent with having the project go ahead. The paper sets out the actions taken by the IDA to obtain the information required to implement the system and also presents some of the main conclusions arising from its implementation.
Description:Read before the Society, 29 May 1980
Author: McKeon, John
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. XXIV, Part II, 1979/1980
Availability:Full text available
Keywords:Industrial Development Authority, Economic appraisal of industrial projects, Industrial develpment policy, Irish industrial policy
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