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Macroeconomic Success and Social Vulnerability

Lessons for Latin America from the Celtic Tiger

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: July 2003
  • Page count: 68
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.II.G.46

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This paper uses a political economy approach to examine the nature and social impact of Ireland’s economic miracle, in particular the period of high economic growth known as the Celtic Tiger that lasted from 1995 – 2000. Its principle purpose is to offer a broad and multifaceted reading of this period of Irish development, paying particular attention to the links between macroeconomic success and social vulnerability. The information can serve as a useful reference for policy makers in Latin America.