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In our next Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar, Professor Alan Ahearne will address the COVID-19 crisis, which has driven the global and Irish economies into a steep recession. Public-facing elements of the economy have been the most affected by the Government's measures, implemented to contain the pandemic. These include, hotels, bars, restaurants, leisure, personal services and tourism. These sectors are dominated by domestic SMEs and micro businesses.
Over the course of the webinar, Alan will address the following key questions:
Please note, attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A session during the webinar.
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Director of the Whitaker Institute, and Professor of Economics at NUI Galway
Alan Ahearne is Director of the Whitaker Institute, and Professor of Economics at NUI Galway.
Alan is Chair of the Central Bank of Ireland's Risk Committee, having served as a member of the Central Bank Commission for nine years. He is Chair of the Department of Finance/ESRI Joint Research Programme on the Macroeconomy, Taxation & Banking. Alan is also a member of the External Advisory Group to the Parliamentary Budget Office.
He has served as Adviser to the IMF, Consultant to the UK’s Department for International Development, and as a Research Fellow at Bruegel. Alan served as Special Adviser to Ireland’s former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan from 2009 to 2011
Alan obtained his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked at the Federal Reserve (Fed) Board in Washington DC for seven years. At the Fed, he advised Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and other Fed Governors on developments in the global economy.
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