"Esmond Birnie: Devolution not guaranteed to boost NI economy"

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Article commissioned by Belfast Telegraph


A restoration of devolution not a sufficient condition to spark an upsurge in NI economy- need to have appropriate devolved policies. Indeed, evidence that during the 2007-16 period of devolution the policies adopted sometimes hindered growth of the economy

Period3 Jan 2020

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Media contributions

  • Title"Esmond Birnie: Restoration of devolution not guaranteed to boost NI economy"
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlethttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/esmond-birnie-devolution-not-guaranteed-to-boost-northern-ireland-economy-38832701.html
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionArticle commissioned by Belfast Telegraph considering how far (if at all) restoring devolution per se would lead to an upsurge in the NI economy
    Producer/AuthorEsmond Birnie
    PersonsEsmond Birnie


  • Northern Ireland economy, political impact on economy, devolution, devolved policies, economic policy, economic growth, UK growth