Irish Economy

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Irish Economy

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EC102 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This course will start by applying growth theory to Ireland with a view to understanding the Celtic Tiger phenomenon and the factors behind it, including FDI and human capital accumulation. Other topics will include fiscal and monetary policies in the small open economy, the role of the exchange rate and the role of labour market institutions. The course will also address the origins and evolution of the current banking and fiscal crises and the policy response to the crises.

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.

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