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Competitiveness Implications for Ireland of EU Enlargement

  • Frank Barry

    (University College Dublin)

  • Aoife Hannan

    (University College Dublin)

  • Elaine Hudson

    (University College Dublin)

  • Colm Kearney

    (Trinity College Dublin)

Ten states, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe, are likely to be admitted to the EU within the next few years. The present paper assesses the competitiveness implications of this enlargement for Ireland. Four specific topics are considered - the trade effects, the implications for Ireland?s ability to attract FDI, the likely levels of immigration from Central and Eastern Europe and its consequences, and the budgetary implications for the Irish Exchequer.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200224.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 10 Oct 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200224
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