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Economists Group

Researcher: Tim Costello

Pat McArdle
David Croughan

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.

Previous speakers: 


Nicholas O’Brien, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Finance

Rowena Dwyer, Chief Economist, Irish Farmers Association

John FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Frances Ruane, Honorary Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Martina Lawless, Associate Research Professor, ESRI and Council Member, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Patrick Honohan, Honorary Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for                                          International Economics



Rossa White, Chief Economist and Deputy Director, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist, Bank of Ireland

John FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

Tom Healy, Director, Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)

Danny McCoy, Chief Executive Office, Ibec

Alan Barrett, Director, Economic and Social Research Institute (ERSI)

Dermot O’Leary, Chief Economist, Goodbody Stockbrokers

Seamus Coffey, Member, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist, Davy

Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Rory O’Donnell, Director, National Economic and Social Council (NESC)



 Attendance at Economists Group events is by invitation only.