Research Areas & Staff
About the Economists Group:
The Economists Group contains the Chief Economists from a variety of financial institutions, government departments, NGOs, the trade union movement and academia and research institutes, thereby representing most of Ireland's key stakeholders. It organises frequent private seminars where leading economists present to the group on significant issues for the economic development of the European Union. These presentations are then used as the basis for an in-depth discussion.
Recent sessions have included:
Director of Monetary Affairs and Financial Stability at DG EcFin
Policy Responses to the Eurocrisis and Implications for Ireland
Former Chief Economist at Ulster Bank and Chair of the Economists Group
Refinancing the Irish Bailout
Professor Dimitris Malliaropulos
Eurobanks Economic Research Advisor and Chair of the European Banking Federations Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
The Greek Economy Three Years into the Crisis: Structural Weaknesses, Adjustment Policies, and the Way Forward
Professor John FitzGerald
Annual presentation on the budget
Director of Economics and Chief Economist at the Central Bank of Ireland
Transitioning from a currency union to a banking union – fiscal and monetary considerations
Assistant Secretary General in the Department of Finance with responsibility for EU Policy Co-ordination, Ecofin, Eurogroup and EU Strategy
Changes in European Economic Governance: Issues for the Irish Presidency
Chairperson of the Risk Management Committee and Board Member at the National Asset Management Agency
Stages of a Banking Crisis and Issues Unique to Recovery in EU Countries.
Professor Paul De Grauwe
John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy and Head of the European Institute at the London School of Economics
Dealing with Macroeconomic Imbalances and Design Problems in the EMU.
Special Advisor to the Taoiseach
Improving Eurozone Economic Governance
Research Professor at the ESRI
The ESRI July 2013 Medium Term Forecasts
Attendance at Economists Group events is by invitation only.