Terrorism, Tourism and FDI: Estimating a Lower Bound on the Peace Dividend in Northern Ireland

19 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2010

Date Written: October 8, 2010

Abstract

In this article we estimate the economic cost of terrorism with regard to foreign direct investment and tourism in Northern Ireland during periods extending from 1970 through to 2007. Previous studies which have estimated the economic cost of terrorism internationally have neglected Northern Ireland. As a result, we focus exclusively on the economic cost of terrorism in Northern Ireland, which has been significant. In particular, our analyses indicate that for those initiatives reliant on foreign direct investment as well as for the tourism sector, a fatality as a result of terrorism imputes a minimum economic cost of £3.69 million pounds sterling. Taken together, our findings indicate an economic lower bound on the cost of terrorism in Northern Ireland.

Keywords: terrorism, tourism, FDI, transfer functions

Suggested Citation

Muckley, Cal B., Terrorism, Tourism and FDI: Estimating a Lower Bound on the Peace Dividend in Northern Ireland (October 8, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1689510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1689510

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