Gordon Sirr's research while affiliated with University College Cork and other places

Publications (6)

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This article examines how planning on dairy farms is affected by farmers' motivation. It argues that farmers' choice of expansion strategies can be specified in terms of risk decision making and understood as either prevention‐focused or promotion‐focused motivation. This relationship was empirically examined using mediated regression analyses wher...
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en The milk quota abolition in 2015 set in motion major adjustments in the EU dairy sector and considerable differences in expansion and contraction of milk production are observed across Member States. Despite significant differences in production methods, Ireland and the Netherlands are among the EU countries that achieved the largest dairy produ...
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This paper examines growth in Southern economies arising from FDI from both Southern and Northern economies. We explore local conditions that are necessary for growth. A system GMM estimator is used to distinguish between South–South and North–South FDI flows. The highly skilled labour and strong property rights protection required to achieve growt...
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Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are legal instruments used by developing and transition countries to provide investor protection and, by extension, promote higher levels of inward foreign direct investment (FDI). While the link between BITs and FDI has been extensively studied, little is known about the impact of the treaties on different form...
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Investment promotion agencies (IPA's) engage in a range of promotional activities with the aim of improving foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. However, at any particular time, they tend to concentrate their efforts towards image building or investment generation. The decision of where to focus promotional efforts depends on investors’ percept...
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The correlation between a portfolio's equity and foreign exchange components plays a role in reducing foreign exchange exposure. Investors must account for this correlation when determining the extent of foreign exchange risk in emerging market equity portfolio investments. This study employs a VaR risk factor mapping technique, under the variance–...

Citations

... In many high-income countries there has also been a shift towards more intensive cattle production systems for meat and dairy production with an associated reduction in the use of sustainable, grassland-based livestock systems (FAO, 2017). For instance, in Central Europe, dairy cows often do not graze and are predominantly housed indoors (Läpple & Sirr, 2019). Moreover, they are mainly fed with silage, and concentrated feed (Schingoethe, 2017) as dairy farmers are under pressure to maximize the total annual milk output per cow whilst also occupying a minimum area of land (Knaus, 2016). ...
... Despite these sound predictions, however, the existing empirical evidence yields mixed results with some reporting positive, some negative, and others with insignificant effects. 4 One issue that has received only limited attention in this literature is that the growth effects of FDI are likely to depend on the direction of FDI flows (Beugelsdijk et al., 2008;Sirr et al., 2018). Based on the neoclassical theory, FDI flows from more advanced to less advanced economies are expected to have the highest growth effect as the North is endowed with better cutting-edge technology, know-how, and operational and management techniques. ...
... For a long time, the academic research on BITs has mainly focused on two aspects: the legal effect of BITs and the improvement of their legal provisions (5). The other is to analyse the facilitation effect of BITs on FDI (6)(7)(8). Especially under the background of the rapid increase of BITs and the increasingly frequent flow of FDI worldwide, scholars pay more attention to BITs in promoting FDI flow. In addition, with the continuous growth of FDI inflows in developing countries, some scholars have also observed its spillover effect on the institutional quality of host countries (9)(10)(11). ...
... According to Morisset and Andrews-Johnson (2004), investment generation tends to absorb the largest share of IPAs' financial resources. Investment generation is usually pursued by targeting a limited and pre-selected set of priority sectors, rather than through the horizontal undifferentiated attraction of investment in all sectors (Sirr et al., 2012). This facilitates the role of the agency's practitioners, who can attend specific events related to the industries the IPA aims to attract. ...
... The risk decomposition technique is widely used in portfolio risk management (Wilks and Zimbelman 2004;Boudt et al. 2008;Sirr et al. 2011;Pearson 2011). We contribute by showing its application in the case of aggregate food price inflation monitoring. ...