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Jobless growth through creative destruction : Ireland's industrial development path 1972-2003
Whelan, Ciara; Walsh, Patrick P.; Li, Qi
We document the nature of structural changes in employment to understand “jobless” growth in Irish Manufacturing in the aftermath of EEC/EU membership, 1972-2003. By 1972, forty years of protectionism and fifteen years of export promotion induced the coexistence of large exporting plants with import competing plants within 4-digit industries. During trade liberalisation we document persistent horizontal waves of creative destruction, a decline in traditional import competing plants and an expansion in exporting plants, within each sector. This coexisted with rapid vertical waves of creative destruction in small non-exporting plants which supported exporting growth through forward vertical linkages within each sector. This paper was funded by a Government of Ireland Research Fellowship
Keyword(s): Manufacturing employment; Structural change; Trade liberalisation; O30; L20; Manufacturing industries--Ireland; Labor supply--Ireland; Free trade--European Union countries
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Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): UCD Geary Institute
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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