Speaker(s): Dr. Joseph McFadden
Date: February 1st, 2007
Location: Cullen Hall
Length: 54 mins
Description: The "Celtic Tiger" period began in the mid-1990s and lasted until the global economic downturn of 2001. From 1994 to 2000 GNP rate growth ranged between 6 and 11%, falling through 2001 and early 2002 to 2%, the level at which the economy had been growing in the early 1990s. During this period Irish living standards rose dramatically to equal then eventually surpass those of most other states in Western Europe.