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Mr Whitaker and Industry: Setting the Record Straight–A Reply to Barry and Daly

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  • PATRICK PAUL WALSH

    (University College Dublin)

  • CIARA WHELAN

    (University College Dublin)

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The turnaround in economic policy from the late 1950s was remarkable. Protectionism was abandoned and exporting incentivised. As Barry and Daly (2011) admit, Conventional wisdom accords the bulk of the credit for the turnaround in policy to Seán Lemass, Minister for Industry and Commerce in most Fianna Fáil governments since 1932 and Taoiseach from 1959 to 1966, and T. K. Whitaker, Secretary of the Department of Finance from 1956 to 1969. Their main agenda is to set the record straight about the role of Mr. Whitaker in this historical turnaround in economic policy in Ireland. Their bottom line: Conventional wisdom is wrong. They attempt to illustrate this through a critique of our Walsh and Whelan (2010) paper. In our response to their paper we wish to address three issues. First, outline the real essence of our paper; secondly defend our analytical frameworks; and finally, place their new thesis on the role of Whitaker in economic policy during the “long 1950s” in the context of our paper and mainstream beliefs.

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Volume (Year): 42 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 169–175

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Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:42:y:2011:i:2:p:169-175

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  1. Holger Görg & Michael Henry & Eric Strobl & Frank Walsh, 2009. "Multinational companies, backward linkages, and labour demand elasticities," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 42(1), pages 332-348, February.
  2. Oi Li & Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2007. "Building Export Capabilities by promoting Inter-Firm Linkages: Ireland’s Industrial Policy Revisited," Working Papers 200740, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  3. Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2010. "Hirschman and Irish Industrial Policy," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 41(3), pages 283-299.
  4. Frank Barry & Mary E. Daly, 2011. "Mr. Whitaker and Industry:Setting the Record Straight," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 42(2), pages 159–168.
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