Competitiveness, Trade and FDI
Sustainable economic growth depends to a large extent on a competitive economy. Research in this area examines what makes an economy competitive, focusing on themes such as international trade and investment, the diffusion of R&D, new technologies and innovation.
Research examining how exposed Irish businesses are to disruptions in the supply chain after Brexit finds that half of imports used by Irish-owned firms are sourced in the UK. This reliance on UK imports could lead to high cost increases for Irish firms after Brexit.
Download research examining factors influencing the export performance of Irish firms.
Research examines the factors that attract foreign direct investment.
Research examines the factors that influence the productivity performance of firms.