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An Annual Index of Irish Industrial Production, 1800-1921

Seán Kenny (), Jason Lennard () and Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke
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Seán Kenny: Department of Economic History, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economic History, Lund University, Box 7083, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke: NYU Abu Dhabi

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No 215, Lund Papers in Economic History from Lund University, Department of Economic History

Abstract: We construct an annual index of Irish industrial output for 1800-1921, the period during which the entire island was in a political Union with Great Britain. We also construct a new industrial price index. Irish industrial output grew by an average of 1.4 per cent per annum over the period as a whole, and by 1.8 per cent per annum between 1800 and the outbreak of World War I. Industrial growth was more rapid than previously thought before the Famine, and slower afterwards. While Ireland did not experience deindustrialization either before the Famine or afterwards, its industrial growth was disappointing when considered in a comparative perspective.

Keywords: Ireland; Industrial production; Famine; Historical national accounts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E01 N13 N14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2020-10-20
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