Working Paper


Kevin H. O'Rourke
Cormac Ó Gráda



ireland convergence o47 ireland economic conditions 20th century ireland economic policy n10 convergence economics ireland economic growth o52 n14

Irish economic growth, 1945-1988 (1993)

Abstract The paper reviews the economic performance of the Republic of Ireland since 1945. Its focus is comparative; Ireland's record is assessed against the evidence in OECD and Penn Mark V data sets for a 'convergence club' of European economies, and is found wanting. The comparison confirms that the 1950s were a particularly bleak decade for Ireland but, more surprisingly, Ireland also performed less well than predicted by convergence criteria in both 1960-1973 and 1973-1988. The paper then assesses a range of explanations for this poor performance.
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Kevin H. O'Rourke, Cormac Ó Gráda

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Kevin H. O'Rourke
University College Dublin
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University College Dublin
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