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Trade, FDI, and Congestion - The small and very open Economy

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  • Kristof Dascher

    (University College Dublin)

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Typically, a small and open economy trades goods at given world prices. Here, we present a model of a very open small economy, where capital and labor are internationally mobile, too. When investing into infrastructure, the economy’s government attracts not only mobile capital but mobile labor, also. These capital and labor inflows into the economy reinforce each other. They contribute to rising welfare for land owning indigenous households. But all potential benefits for land renting immigrant households are capitalized into higher land rents. - The paper is also an attempt to give an account of the recent economic boom in Ireland.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200009.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 11 May 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200009

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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Small Open Economy; Open City;

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  1. Barry, Frank, 2005. "Future Irish Growth: Opportunities, Catalysts, Constraints," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2005(4-Winter), pages 1-25.
  2. Frank Barry & Michael B. Devereux, 2006. "A Theoretical Growth Model for Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 37(2), pages 245-262.
  3. Dascher, Kristof, 2012. "Home Voters, House Prices, and the Political Economy of Zoning," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62069, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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