Solving Ireland's productivity problem

Solving Ireland's productivity problem

What determines an economy’s prosperity is its productivity: how the workers and firms in the economy use their knowledge and skills to make things or deliver services people want

Globalisation is the increased interconnection of markets for goods, services, labour, and ideas. It is a phenomenon that has been growing and changing since the 1980s. What began as an expansion of manufacturing goods has now morphed into an expansion of services, and in particular financial services. Ireland was, and is, a key beneficiary of each phase of globalisation.

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