Frances P. Ruane

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Irish policy towards foreign direct investment has evolved since the 1950s as a strategy driven primarily by the use of fiscal incentives to enhance the profitability of locating in Ireland, with grants as required to achieve a particular bargaining advantage in competing against alternative international locations. Our empirical analysis of European firms(More)
General-equilibrium models based on increasing returns, product differentiation and monopolistic competition have attained a prominent position in trade theory and, more recently, in economic geography. This paper surveys empirical studies on issues raised by the new wave of theoretical thinking. There is a growing literature documenting spatial(More)
We rank economics departments in the Republic of Ireland according to the number of publications, number of citations, and successive h-index of research-active staff. We increase the discriminatory power of the h1-index by introducing three generalizations, each of which is a rational number. The first (h1 +) measures the excess over the actual h-index,(More)
This paper analyses the concept of linkages and studies the development and the determinants of inter-firm linkages between electronics firms in Ireland and domestic sub-suppliers using firm level data for 1982 to 1995. We discuss the concept of inter-firm linkages and the effects of linkages. We argue that the concept of linkages developed by Hirschman(More)
We rank economics departments in the Republic of Ireland according to the number of publications, number of citations, and (successive) h-index of research-active staff. We increase the discriminatory power of the h-index by introducing two ancillary indices. The first (h +) measures the excess over the actual h-index, while the second index (h ∆) measures(More)
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Using publication, citation and h-numbers from the Scopus and Web of Science databases, we find that research output and academic influence of economists in the Republic of Ireland are heavily skewed by researcher and by institution. A subset of the results is confirmed by similar analyses based on EconLit and IDEAS/REPEC. The analysis shows that while one(More)
Disclaimer Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the IIIS. All works posted here are owned and copyrighted by the author(s). Papers may only be downloaded for personal use only. Abstract Recent research has sought to explore whether exporting enterprises have superior performance characteristics relative to non-exporters,(More)