Ireland in the World Economy

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland in the World Economy

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites: EC4101, EC4102, EC4004

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This course deals with important macro and micro economic issues and problems facing the Irish economy in the context of its status as one of the most globally ingegrated economies. The course covers characteristics of the economy such as demographic and labour market characteristics and distributional aspects. It also examines the principal sectors of the economy including agriculture, services and manufacturing. It emphasises the challenges posed by increased intregration in the international economy including questions of immigration and environmental sustainability.

    Syllabus: The course begins with a review of the history and characteristics of the Irish economy in terms of its transition to relatively small closed economy to a regional economy with high levels of integration with the 
    global economy. It covers recent demographic and labour market trends as well as distributional issues including poverty and income distribution. It proceeds to cover the policy and performance of the agriculture, services and manufacturing sectors. This is followed by the conduct of supply side policies such as competition and regulation policy. The course also covers the issues arising from the increased integration of emerging economies such as China as well as developing economies and the challenges posed by their development in terms of different aspects of sustainability including environment, trade and labour market issues.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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