SAFE Policy Lecture: Donal Donovan
The Fall of the Celtic Tiger: Ireland and the Euro Debt Crisis
Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick and Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College
As co-author of the recently published book “The Fall of the Celtic Tiger: Ireland and the Euro Debt Crisis” (Oxford University Press), Donal Donovan will discuss the Irish financial crisis, with special reference to the role of domestic and external factors, including the deficiencies of the Euro Area architecture and the highly controversial Irish government guarantee of banking system liabilities. The talk will provide an outlook beyond the bail out.
Donal Donovan received a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in monetary economics from the University of British Columbia. He worked in the IMF from 1977 to 2005, before retiring as a Deputy Director. He holds a position as Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick and is Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College. He was a member of the two official enquiries into the causes of the Irish financial crises and was appointed to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council in mid-2011.