Internationalisation and Competitiveness

Sustainable economic growth in Ireland depends to a large extent on the competitiveness of its economy. High rates of productivity and innovation intensity are key to achieving and maintaining competitiveness, particularly in the context of increased global interdependencies. Researchers in this area produce empirical evidence to inform national and European policies that address such challenges and sustain vibrant economies, both in Ireland and other European countries.

Research focuses on three broad themes: (i) international macroeconomics; (ii) international trade and investment; and (iii) international diffusion of R&D, new technologies and innovation. A key feature of research in this area is the integration of micro-, mezzo- and macroeconomic developments by linking enterprise behaviour and performance with outcomes at an industry, regional and macroeconomic level.

Recently, researchers have investigated a range of policy relevant issues, including the potential economic implications of Brexit, factors influencing the engagement of firms in European and global value chains, and the impact of corporate taxation on foreign direct investment in Ireland and other European countries.


Main Publications in Internationalisation and Competitiveness Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



The Impact of Multinational Entry on Domestic Market Structure and Investment
February 23, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Stefanie Haller
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Understanding Cross-Country Differences in Exporter Premia: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries
January 20, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Frances Ruane, Stefanie Haller , Stefano Schiavo , Mirabelle Muuls , Mauro Pisu , Patricio Jaramillo ...
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Making Globalisation Work
December 20, 2008 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Joseph Stiglitz
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Economic Assessment of the Euro Area: Autumn Report 2008
November 24, 2008 | ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series

Authors: John FitzGerald, Jean Goggin , Adele Bergin , CPB , OFCE
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


Macroeconomic Differentials and Adjustment in the Euro Area
October 16, 2008

Authors: Iulia Siedschlag
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


The Emergence of the Entrepreneurial Society
September 10, 2008 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: David Audretsch
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


European Integration, Regional Growth and Cohesion: An Overview
June 29, 2008 | Journal Article

Authors: Peter Nijkamp, Iulia Siedschlag
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


International Journal of Public Policy: Special Issue on European Integration, Regional Growth and Cohesion
June 29, 2008

Editors: Iulia Siedschlag
Authors: Peter Nijkamp
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Ireland’s Innovation Performance: 1991 to 2005
June 24, 2008 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Nola Hewitt-Dundas
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Growth and Labour Market Performance: Empirical Evidence from the New EU Countries
June 12, 2008

Authors: Gabor Hunya, Iulia Siedschlag
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


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