Competitiveness, Trade and FDI
Research in this area focuses on structural and microeconomic factors and policies underlying competitiveness and economic growth in Ireland and other European countries in the context of international economic integration. Research topics include international trade, foreign direct investment, innovation and productivity.
New research finds that Brexit would make the UK and Northern Ireland less attractive to foreign direct investment (FDI) and would result in less FDI-related new jobs in the medium to long run.
This work examines firm profitability and productivity in Northern Ireland. It finds that smaller and locally-oriented firms with some cross-border trade are likely to be the most exposed to any changes in trade costs post-Brexit.
Research examines factors influencing the engagement and performance of firms in international trade and global value chains.
This research examines factors influencing the attractiveness of Ireland and other European countries to foreign direct investment.
Research examines factors driving the innovation and productivity performance of firms.