"The extent to which the EU was a boost to NI has been exaggerated"

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Article in Newsletter


Article demonstrating how NI economy fell back compared to most EU member countries during 1973-2020 which might suggest membership per se not as beneficial to economy as some have argued- importance of institutional and policy choices.

Period27 Feb 2020

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • Northern Ireland economy, political impact on economy, devolution, devolved policies, economic policy, economic growth, UK growth
  • Economy
  • GDP per head
  • Divergence in living standards
  • Long run comparisons of economic performance
  • Benefits and costs of EU membership
  • Brexit
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Eastern European economies
  • Baltic economies