Published by Red Globe Press (bloomsbury.com) August 2021
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Over the past 20 years, the economy of Ireland has experienced a Celtic Tiger boom, a recession, a recovery and a global pandemic that has coincided with the emerging reality of Brexit. In order to fully understand these occurrences and their implications, The Economy of Ireland (14th edition) takes a holistic examination of the main features, performance and associated policy issues of the Irish Economy.
The textbook begins by introducing the economic foundations of Ireland, considering the evolution of the Irish economy over time; the policy priorities for a small regional economy in the eurozone; the role of the state in policy making at national and international levels; taxation and regulatory policy; and the challenge of sustainable development. This provides a framework for analysing policy issues at a national level, including the Irish labour market and migration, inequality and poverty, and the care economy – examined both over time and relative to international experiences. Finally, the book considers issues at a sectoral level, from agriculture and trade to the education and health sectors.
Packed with the latest available data, contemporary examples and references, as well as discussion and analysis of current topical issues, this is an ideal text for students studying modules on Irish Economics and anyone with a general interest in the history and development of the Irish Economy.
Table of Contents
I POLICY CONTEXT
- Historical Background – Jonathan Haughton
- Policy Priorities – Dermot McAleese and John O’Hagan
II POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
- National and International Levels of Government: Rationale and Issues – Philip R. Lane
- Taxation: Measures and Policy Issues – Micheál Collins
- Regulatory Policy – Tara Mitchell and Francis O’Toole
- The Political Economy of Sustainable Development – Patrick Paul Walsh
III POLICY ISSUES AT NATIONAL LEVEL
- Labour Market and Migration – Tara McIndoe-Calder and Frank Walsh
- Growth in Output and Living Standards – Michael Wycherley and John FitzGerald
- Inequality and Poverty – Michael King
- The Care Economy – Sara Cantillon and Nina Teasdale
IV POLICY ISSUES AT SECTORAL LEVEL
- Agri-Food Sector – Alan Matthews
- Manufacturing and Internationally Traded Services – Ciara Whelan
- Energy and Environment – Eleanor Denny
- Housing Market: Supply, Pricing and Servicing Issues – Ronan C. Lyons
- Education: Policy and Performance – Paul Devereux and Ciara Whelan
- Health: Funding, Access and Efficiency – Anne Nolan