Competitiveness Implications for Ireland of EU Enlargement

33 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2005

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Frank Barry

Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies

Aoife Hannan

European University Institute

Elaine Hutson

Monash University - Dept of Banking and Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Colm Kearney

Monash University - Monash Business School

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

Ten states, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe, acceded to the EU in May 2004. Another 2, and possibly 3 CEE states are likely to join in 2007. We assesses the competitiveness implications of this phase of EU expansion for Ireland. Four specific topics are considered: the opportunities for trade and investment expansion, the implications for Ireland's ability to attract FDI, the likely levels and consequences of immigration from Central and Eastern Europe, and the budgetary implications for the Irish Exchequer.

Keywords: Competitiveness, Ireland, EU Enlargement

Suggested Citation

Barry, Frank and Hannan, Aoife and Hutson, Elaine and Kearney, Colm, Competitiveness Implications for Ireland of EU Enlargement (January 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=739207 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.739207

Frank Barry (Contact Author)

Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies ( email )

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Aoife Hannan

European University Institute ( email )

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Elaine Hutson

Monash University - Dept of Banking and Finance ( email )

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Financial Research Network (FIRN)

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Colm Kearney

Monash University - Monash Business School ( email )

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Melbourne, Victoria 3168
Australia
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