ESRI Annual Geary Lecture: Globalisation and the Irish Economy

Philip R. Lane, Governor of the Central Bank, delivered the ESRI's annual Geary Lecture. 

This lecture provided an analytical overview of the importance of global economic and financial factors in determining Irish economic performance. It also addressed some of the critical policy questions in relation to the relationship between globalisation and national economic policies. An underlying theme will be the interconnections between European integration and global integration.

The speech is now available HERE.

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Speaker Bio: Philip R. Lane is the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, taking office on 26 November 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was on the academic staff at Trinity College Dublin and he remains affiliated with the university as Whately Professor of Political Economy (on leave). Philip has chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was Director of the International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has also acted as an academic consultant for the European Central Bank, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank and a number of national central banks. In September 2016 he was appointed as chair of the ESRB High-Level Task Force on Safe Assets. In March 2017 he was appointed as Chair of the Advisory Technical Committee (ATC) for a three-year term.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1995 and was Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University (1995-1997) before returning to Dublin. His research interests include financial globalisation, macroeconomics of exchange rates and capital flows, macroeconomic policy design and European monetary integration.

The appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is made by the President for a seven year term.

Geary Lecture Series: More information on this annual lecture series is available here.