Prof John FitzGerald, economist, to deliver guest lecture (1 Nov, 11am)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Press Office
Press Release

'The Irish Economy: current trends and risks to outlook' - lecture open to the public

Professor John Fitzgerald will be giving his annual lecture on the Irish economy to GMIT business students at the Galway (Dublin Road) campus on Wednesday next, 1 November, at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The title of the public lecture is 'The Irish Economy: Current trends and risks to outlook'.

John FitzGerald has been a Research Affiliate at the ESRI since November 2014. Prior to that, he was a Research Professor at the ESRI and Programme Coordinator of the Macroeconomics Research Area.

Professor FitzGerald is President of the Association d’Instituts Européens de Conjoncture Économique and a former president of the Irish Economic Association. He is currently a member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and of the Independent Expert Panel established in 2014 by the Department of Communications Energy and Natural resources.

In the past Professor FitzGerald has served as a member of the National Economic and Social Council and of the board of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation. He was also a member of the Irish Energy Research Council, of the Independent Water Review Panel, Northern Ireland and of the High Level Group on Green Enterprise. He chaired the Renewable Energy Strategy Group for the Department of Public Enterprise. He was a member of the EU "Group for Economic Analysis" from 2002-2004 advising the President of the EU Commission on matters of Economic Policy. 

For further information on this guest lecture, please contact Marie Finnegan, Chair of Finance and Economics Degree, School of Business, GMIT,  For details on the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Finance and Economics, see: