March 30, 2012

Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland

Download a copy of CROSS-BORDER ECONOMIC RENEWAL: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland by John Bradley and Michael Best, March 2012
Download a copy of CROSS-BORDER ECONOMIC RENEWAL: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland by John Bradley and Michael Best, March 2012

The report – Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland – was launched today in Dublin by Aidan Gough, Director of Strategy and Policy at InterTradeIreland. This major study of the economy of the Irish border region and cross-border economic renewal was carried out by Dr John Bradley, formerly of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, and Professor Michael Best of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Cambridge University. It covers the origins of Ireland’s two economies (1750-1960); the economic consequence of the NI ‘troubles’; the Belfast Agreement and the island economy; what development strategy frameworks tell us;  the island economy context of the border region;  the border region economy; shopping and producing in the border region (including a range of case studies of successful border region manufacturing firms);  tourism and the border; and a new approach to developing the region – a proposal for a Border Development Zone.