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  • Hirschman and Irish industrial policy 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2010)
    In this article we examine the origins of Whitaker?s export oriented industrial policy and the political management of its implementation. Whitaker appointed academic economic advisors, including Louden Ryan, to a Capital ...
  • The importance of structural change in industry for growth 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The paper documents ongoing job creation and job destruction within 3- digit Irish manufacturing sectors over the period 1973 to 1994. Within sectors of low-technology manufacturing, this was due to the gradual development ...
  • Is equating market share to market power a sound economic principle? 

    Whelan, Ciara (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2003)
    There is a long history of mapping market structure into market power in economic analysis. This paper addresses the validity of this principle for both homogenous and differentiated products industries. While mapping ...
  • Mr Whitaker and industry: setting the record straight ? a reply to Barry and Daly 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2011)
    The turnaround in economic policy from the late 1950s was remarkable. Protectionism was abandoned and exporting incentivised. As Barry and Daly (2011) admit, 'Conventional wisdom accords the bulk of the credit for ...
  • Portfolio effects and firm size distribution: carbonated soft drinks 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2002)
    We use rich brand level retail data to demonstrate that the firm size distribution in Carbonated Soft Drinks is mainly an outcome of the degree to which firms own a portfolio of brands across segments of the market, and ...
  • A rationale for repealing the 1987 Groceries Order 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1999)
    A ban on pricing below cost was implemented under the 1987 Groceries Order based on the premise that loss leading used in multi-product retail pricing distorts competition and exploits consumers in the short run, while ...