Are we competitive?

Ireland“Tomorrow morning I shall be attending a meeting of Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council, of which I am a member. This is a government appointed body with a membership that is drawn from industry, trade unions, economics and other experts – as well as some senior civil servants in attendance. The Council advises the government on issues related to Ireland’s competitiveness. Perhaps I can underscore its significance by pointing out that it was pointing to a serious potential problem with Ireland’s economy long before anyone else was: by 2006 it was noting that we had ceased to base our economic growth on exports and were relying instead on domestic consumption and construction, and that this was unsustainable …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 7 May]

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