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



Who Exports? A Firm-Level Study of the Characteristics of Exporters and the Determinants of Export Performance for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
March 13, 2007 |

Authors: K Bonner, M Anyadike-Danes , Stefanie Haller , Eoin O'Malley
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Business Regulation Survey
March 8, 2007

Authors: Dorothy Watson, Sylvia Blackwell
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Conceptual and Applied Problems with the UK Competition Filter
December 21, 2006 | Journal Article

Authors: Seán Lyons, Francis O'Toole
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Macroeconomic Adjustment in the New EU Member States
December 15, 2006 |

Authors: Iulia Siedschlag
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


Optimal CO2-Abatement with Socio-economic Inertia and Induced Technological Change
December 8, 2006 | Journal Article

Authors: Malte Schwoon, Richard Tol
Research Area: Energy and Environment | Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Lisbon Strategy
October 24, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Edgar Morgenroth
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Labour Markets and Skills | Macroeconomics


Productive Sector
October 24, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Edgar Morgenroth, John FitzGerald
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Economic Assessment of the Euro Area: Forecasts and Policy Analysis, Autumn Report 2006
September 29, 2006 | ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series

Authors: Alan Barrett, Adele Bergin , John FitzGerald , Iulia Siedschlag , CPB ...
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


Induced Technological Change and Slow Energy Capital Stock Turnover in an Optimal CO2 Abatement Model
August 6, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Malte Schwoon, Richard Tol
Research Area: Energy and Environment | Internationalisation and Competitiveness


Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2006
July 25, 2006 | ESRI Forecasting Series

Authors: Alan Barrett, Ide Kearney , Yvonne McCarthy
Research Area: Internationalisation and Competitiveness | Macroeconomics


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