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dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, John
dc.contributor.authorMorgenroth, Edgar L.W.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-17T20:49:49Z
dc.date.available2021-10-17T20:49:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationFitzgerald, John; Morgenroth, Edgar L.W.. 'The Northern Ireland Economy: Problems and Prospects'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol.49, 2019-20, pp64-87en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL E24
dc.identifier.otherJEL H74
dc.identifier.otherJEL H77
dc.identifier.otherJEL O40
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/97336
dc.descriptionread before the Society, 9th April 2020en
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the lacklustre performance of the Northern Ireland economy in recent decades, in particular the very low productivity growth. The low level of human capital and the continued low levels of investment, account for much of this poor performance. To address its economic weakness Northern Ireland needs to reallocate resources to investment in physical and human capital over a sustained period. To date, large transfers from central government have ensured that the standard of living in Northern Ireland is close to the UK average and above that of Ireland, in spite of its weak economy. However, the dependence of Northern Ireland on these transfers leaves it very vulnerable to shocks. Because of Northern Ireland’s dependence on transfers and its weak economic structure, Irish unification, however it was handled, would be likely to be very expensive for both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subjectregional growthen
dc.subjecthuman capitalen
dc.subjectregional transfersen
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleThe Northern Ireland Economy: Problems and Prospectsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.ssisi.ie


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