This study funded by the European Commission will examine the extent and intensity of production and trade linkages at firm-level across EU countries including Ireland. In addition, the analysis will identify the underlying factors of these linkages including firm and industry characteristics as well as country-specific institutional and regulatory factors. This new evidence will improve the knowledge base for policies aiming at strengthening the EU Single Market as a source of competitiveness and growth.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.