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Public Lecture - The Economics of the Fiscal Compact

  • Speaker: Professor Philip Lane, Head of Economics Department, Trinity College Dublin

  • Date: Tuesday 13 March from 6.30 - 7.45pm

  • Venue: MacNeill Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin

Philip Lane spoke on the economics of the fiscal compact, both in terms of its role in the wider reform of the economic governance of the euro area and its implications for the future setting of fiscal policy in Ireland. His talk also addressed the benefits and costs of the fiscal compact and identified the core issues that should be debated in the upcoming referendum.

The lecture is one of a series of talks, by academics in Trinity's School of Social Sciences and Philosophyaddressing the theme of The Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Controls.

Sean Whelan Economics Correspondent with RTÉ chaired the talk.



Speaker Biography

Philip R. Lane is Professor of International Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin. In addition, he is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the steering group for its Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence (MGI) working group. His research interests include financial globalisation, macroeconomics of exchange rates and capital flows, macroeconomic policy design, European Monetary Union, and the Irish economy. He is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the EURO-50 group. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of European Economic Association, International Journal of Central Banking, Open Economies Review and Moneda y Credito. He is also a member of the scientific advisory committee of CEPII. In 2001, he was the inaugural recipient of the German Bernacer Award in Monetary Economics.

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Last updated 13 June 2014 .