Spillovers to Ireland

22 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2008

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Daniel Kanda

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: Janurary 2008


This paper discusses Ireland's trade and financial linkages with key partner countries, and uses a vector auto-regression to examine the impact of shocks to partner country GDP and shocks to Irish competitiveness on Irish GDP. Two main findings are that shocks to U.S. GDP have a larger impact on Irish GDP than shocks to the euro area or the U.K. Also, the share of the variance of Irish GDP explained by shocks to competitiveness rises with the forecast horizon, suggesting that past erosion of competitiveness may yet have a more substantial impact on economic activity.

Keywords: Trade, Ireland, External shocks

Suggested Citation

Kanda, Daniel, Spillovers to Ireland (Janurary 2008). IMF Working Paper No. 08/2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087181

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