Restoring international competitiveness

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Rankings – 2000

  1. United States
  2. Singapore
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Netherlands
  5. Ireland

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Rankings – 2009

  1. Switzerland
  2. United States
  3. Singapore
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark

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25. Ireland

What happened in the interim? Export growth stalled, and our competitiveness declined as we succumbed to the lure of cheap credit and expensive property. Do you think this is an issue for a country dependent on FDI?

What can be done to restore Irish international competitiveness?

No bio, some books worth reading – The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley .

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance -Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm

Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…

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