O'Rourke, Kevin. 'Barrington Lecture 1994/1995: Industrial policy, employment policy and the non-traded sector'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVII, 1994/1995, pp61-92
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXVII 1994/1995
This paper will
critically examine the assumptions on which their [Irish policy makers] policies have been based, and
suggest a more constructive role for government intervention. There are three quite
distinct sections. The first section will outline the traditional theoretical basis for
Irish government policy, and ask whether it makes sense. The second section argues
that the non-traded sector is the key to a country's competitiveness. The third section
will investigate the effects on the Irish economy of opening up sectors, hitherto nontraded
(due to government restrictions), to foreign competition. In particular, the
employment effects of such a move are examined, using a computable general
equilibrium model developed by the author, in collaboration with Kevin Denny and
Aoife Hannan of UCD.
Read before the Society, 24 November 1994 - This lecture is delivered under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded by the
bequest of John Barrington, Esq.) with the collaboration of the Journal of the
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland.
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