Donal Donovan is adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick. He holds a B.A ( Mod) from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia, with a speciality in monetary and international economics. Dr. Donovan has spent almost 30 years with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dealing with country specific policy issues in many regions of the world.
His most recent positions at the IMF were as Deputy Director of the African Department and Deputy Director of the Policy Development and Review Department. Dr Donovan has published several articles on the effects of economic adjustment programs.
Donal was a member of the team that prepared the report by the Governor of the Central Bank on the Irish Banking Crisis and was a Senior Expert to the Nyberg Commission dealing with the same subject. He has contributed widely in the Irish media on the current euro debt crisis and Irish bail out. In June 2011, Dr. Donovan was appointed by the Government as a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. He is the co author with Antoin E Murphy of The Fall of the Celtic Tiger: Ireland and the Euro Debt Crisis (2013, Oxford University Press.