Abstract: The Good Friday Agreement ended a three decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. Peace has brought some economic improvements, including lower unemployment, higher wages for low earners and the arrival of new industries. But progress in other areas – particularly productivity – has been limited.
Cite as: Graham Brownlow, David Jordan and John Turner, ‘The Good Friday Agreement at 25: has there been a peace dividend?’, Economics Observatory (April 2023). https://www.economicsobservatory.com/the-good-friday-agreement-at-25-has-there-been-a-peace-dividend.
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