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Fabricating Economic Development

@article{Brownlow2009FabricatingED,
  title={Fabricating Economic Development},
  author={Graham Alan Brownlow},
  journal={Economic and Social Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={301-324}
}
  • G. Brownlow
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Economic and Social Review
Much of the literature, regardless of academic discipline, presents the publication of Economic Development in 1958 as analogous to a “big bang” event in the creation of modern Ireland. However, such a “big bang” perspective misrepresents the sophistication of economic debates prior to Whitaker’s report as well as distorting the interpretation of subsequent developments. This paper reappraises Irish economic thinking before and after the publication of Economic Development. It is argued that an… Expand
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