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Project Analysis and Industrial Employment in Ireland. Quarterly Economic Commentary, June 1979

Ruane, Frances (1979) Project Analysis and Industrial Employment in Ireland. Quarterly Economic Commentary, June 1979. [Working Paper]

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    Over the past two decades the governments of many developing countries have become increasingly involved in directly promoting industrialisation. The degree of government intervention has varied greatly, in terms of both the overall level of assistance to the industrial sector (ranging from licence-giving to widespread protection) and the nature of assistance given to the individual firm within the sector (automatic or discretionary, once-for-all or on-going, general or specific). The prevalence of such government intervention combined with the failure of these and other policies to achieve the desired targets (higher growth rates, more equitable income distribution and in particular full employment) has generated a torrent of literature since the late 1960s under the general heading of Social Cost Benefz't Analysis. The objective of this literature has been to develop a practical technique whereby a government agency in a developing country can evaluate individual industrial projects (both private and public) in terms of their total effects on society, by taking into account the objectives of, and constraints on the economy.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 14:05
    Number of Pages: 20
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 14:05

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