The Economic Consequences of the Doha Round for Ireland

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Alan Matthews

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics

Keith Walsh

Revenue Commissioners; IIIS

Date Written: January 2006

Abstract

This paper provides a quantitative study of the economic effects of a stylised simulation of trade liberalisation for Ireland using the GTAP model. The experiment incorporates the liberalisation of agricultural, manufacturing and services trade as well as measures to improve trade facilitation. The simulation is implemented against a baseline projection of the Irish and world economy over the next decade. Overall, Ireland's welfare will increase as a result of further trade liberalisation, with particularly strong gains from services liberalisation. The industrial liberalisation scenario also generates positive gains to Ireland, while agricultural liberalisation has a slightly negative effect on the overall economy.

Keywords: Ireland, trade liberalisation, WTO Doha Round

JEL Classification: C68, F13, F14

Suggested Citation

Matthews, Alan and Walsh, Keith, The Economic Consequences of the Doha Round for Ireland (January 2006). IIIS Discussion Paper No. 107. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=922262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.922262

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