Alan Ahearne, Professor and Head of Economics, NUI Galway recently spoke at our Brexit Breakfast…The Business Implications event. Click here to see his presentation.
Alan Ahearne, Professor and Head of Economics, NUI Galway
Alan Ahearne is Professor and Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His areas of expertise are macroeconomics and international finance. His research includes studies on property markets in Ireland and other industrial countries; global current account imbalances and exchange rates; and the economic performance of the euro area. In addition to being published in top academic journals, his research has featured in The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Irish Independent, Irish Times, and Sunday Business Post. He is a regular contributor on economic issues on the BBC, CNBC, RTE, Newstalk, and Today FM.
He is Chairman of the steering committee governing the newly launched Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Department of Finance Joint Research Programme on the Macro-economy and Taxation. He has served as external advisor to the Strategy, Practice and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund, advising IMF senior management on how the Fund could better support the efforts of countries at all levels of income to boost growth and create jobs in the period ahead.
He recently prepared a report, “Structural Policies in IMF Surveillance“, along with Sir Paul Collier (Oxford University) and Dr Paul Acquah (former Governor of the Bank of Ghana) on how the Fund’s advice on macro-critical structural issues could be enhanced.
He is a Member of the Commission (the Board of Directors) of the Central Bank of Ireland. He is also Chairman of the Central Bank’s Budget and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Committee. Prior to coming to Galway in 2005, he was Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board (below) in Washington, DC, where he worked for seven years.