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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Room 236, 1st Floor
T: Ext. 4231
Alan Ahearne is Professor and Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 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.
Alan is currently a Member of the Commission (that is, the Board of Directors) of the Central Bank of Ireland. He is a research fellow at Bruegel, the influential Brussels-based economics think tank. He holds an honorary appointment as a Visiting Executive Lecturer in the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Alan served as Special Adviser to Ireland’s former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan from 2009 to 2011. In this role, he advised the Minister on economic, budgetary and financial policy in responding to the economic and financial crisis.
Alan obtained his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (in Pittsburgh) in 1998 and subsequently joined the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, where he worked for seven years as a Senior Economist. At the Fed, he advised Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and other Fed Governors on developments in the global economy. He was the principal economist at the Fed covering the Japanese and Chinese economies.
Alan is External Examiner for the MSc in Economic Policy Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He is Editor of the Policy Section of The Economic and Social Review.
"Structural Policies in IMF Surveillance" (with Paul Acquah and Paul Collier), Background Study prepared for the IMF's 2014 Triennial Surveillance Review, July 2014.
"The Debt Challenge in Europe" (with Guntram Wolff), in Transatlantic Economic Challenges, edited by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Nicolas Véron and Guntram Wolff, European Commission, 2012.
"Coming of Age: Report on the Euro Area", (with Philippe Aghion, Marek Belka, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Jürgen von Hagen, Lars Heikensten, and André Sapir), 2008.
“Europe’s External Monetary and Financial Relations since the Euro: A Review and a Proposal” (with Barry Eichengreen) in "Fragmented Power: Europe and the Global Economy" Edited by André Sapir, July 2007.
"Information Costs and Home Bias: An Analysis of U.S. Holdings of Foreign Equities" (with William Griever and Frank Warnock), Journal of International Economics, vol. 62, (March 2004) pp. 313-336.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2008)|| 'The EU and the Governance of Globalisation'
Ahearne, A., Andre Sapir, Jean Pisani-Ferry and Nicolas Veron (2008) 'The EU and the Governance of Globalisation'. International Journal of Public Policy, [Details]
|(2007)|| 'Global Imbalances: The Risks for the World Economy'
Ahearne, A. (2007) 'Global Imbalances: The Risks for the World Economy'. Field Day Review, 3 [Details]
|(2006)|| 'Ireland's Great Depression'
Ahearne, A. (with Finn Kydland and Mark Wynne) (2006) 'Ireland's Great Depression'. Economic And Social Review, 37 (2) [Details]
|(2005)|| 'Zombies Firms and Economic Stagnation in Japan'
Ahearne,A. (with Naoki Shinada) (2005) 'Zombies Firms and Economic Stagnation in Japan'. International Economics and Economic Policy, 2 (4):363-381 [Details]
|(2004)|| 'Information Costs and Home Bias: An Analysis of US Holdings of Foreign Equities'
Ahearne, A. (with William Griever and Frank Warnock) (2004) 'Information Costs and Home Bias: An Analysis of US Holdings of Foreign Equities'. Journal of International Economics, 62 :313-336 [Details]
|(2003)|| 'China and Emerging Asia: Comrades and Competitors'
Ahearne, A. (with John Fernald, Prakash Loungani and John Schindler) (2003) 'China and Emerging Asia: Comrades and Competitors'. Seoul Journal of Economics, :183-213 [Details]
|(2007)|| 'Europen's External Monetary and Financial Relations since the Euro: A Review and a Proposal'
Ahearne, A. (with Barry Eichengreen) (2007) 'Europen's External Monetary and Financial Relations since the Euro: A Review and a Proposal' In: Fragmented Power: Europe and the Global Economy (edited by André Sapir). [Details]
|(2007)|| 'Euroopean Perspectives on Global Imbalances'
Ahearne, A. (with Jürgen von Hagen) (2007) 'Euroopean Perspectives on Global Imbalances' In: European and Asian Perspectives on Global Imbalances (edited by A. Ahearne). [Details]
|(2006)|| Condoms and House Prices: the Irish Experience. IEA Annual Conference.
Ahearne,A. (with Robert Martin) (2006) Condoms and House Prices: the Irish Experience. IEA Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
|(2006)|| Glying Geese or Sitting Ducks: China's Impact on the Trading Fortunes of other Asian Economies. International Finance Discussion Paper.
Ahearne, A. (with John Fernald, Prakash Loungani and John Schindler) (2006) Glying Geese or Sitting Ducks: China's Impact on the Trading Fortunes of other Asian Economies. International Finance Discussion Paper. Other Item [Details]
|(2005)|| Monetary Policy and House Prices: A Cross-Country Study. International Finance Discussion Papers 841. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Ahearne, A. (with John Ammer, Brian Doyle, Linda Kole and Robert Martin) (2005) Monetary Policy and House Prices: A Cross-Country Study. International Finance Discussion Papers 841. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Other Item [Details]
Masters in International Finance: International Finance, International Macroeconomics & International Monetary Economics.
Executive MBA: Irish Economic Policy.