The twelfth edition of this popular book surveys all major changes in the Irish economy in the past fifteen years, with particular emphasis on the last five years.
In this new edition, the authors examine:
Chapter 1: Historical Background
Chapter 2: Policy Objectives and Competitiveness for a Regional Economy
Chapter 3: Role of Government: Rationale, Levels and Size
Chapter 4: Taxation, Debt and the Public Finances
Chapter 5: Regulation and Competition Policy
POLICY ISSUES AT A NATIONAL LEVEL
Chapter 6: Population, Migration and Employment
John O’Hagan and Tara McIndoe
Chapter 7: Growth in Output and Living Standards
Chapter 8: Social Justice: Distribution, Poverty and Policy Responses
J.W. O’Hagan is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author or editor of numerous books, reports and articles on the economy of Ireland, and in recent years has specialised in the economics of culture in Europe.
Carol Newman PhD is Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. She has written many articles and reports relating to education in Ireland and on the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. Her recent research is primarily in the microeconomics of development and she is involved in projects in South East Asia and Africa.