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Member of the ECB's Executive Board

Philip R. Lane

Date of birth

27 August 1969

Education
1995

PhD, Economics, Harvard University

1993

A.M., Economics, Harvard University

1991

B.A. (Mod.) (Econ.), First Class Honours and Gold Medal, Trinity College Dublin

Career
2015-2019

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland

2012-2019

Whately Professor of Political Economy, Trinity College Dublin

2004-2012

Professor of International Macroeconomics, Trinity College Dublin

2000-2004

Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

1997-2000

Lecturer in Economics, Trinity College Dublin

1995-1997

Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University

Selected professional activities

Chair, Advisory Technical Committee (ATC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), 2017-2019

Chair, ESRB High-Level Task Force on Safe Assets, 2016-2018

Chair, Economic Statistics Review Group of the Central Statistics Office, 2016

Chair, Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the ESRB, 2015

Co-Chair, Joint ATC-ASC-FSC ESRB Task Force on Macroprudential Issues and Structural Change in a Low Interest Rate Environment, 2015

Director of International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), 2015; CEPR Research Fellow, 2002-; CEPR Research Affiliate, 1997-2001

President, Irish Economics Association, 2012-2014

Member, Royal Irish Academy, 2007-

Member, Committee on International Economic Policy and Reform (CIEPR), 2012-2015

Member, Bellagio Group, 2010-2015

Member, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Council, 2010-2016

Founder, The Irish Economy Blog, 2008-

Member, Academic Advisory Panel, Slovak Budget Council, 2013-2015

Member, National Statistics Board, 2009-2013

Member, ECB Shadow Council, Handelsblatt, 2005-2007

International Research Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics, 2005-

Member, External Review Committee (Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank 2004, European Central Bank 2010/2011, Central Bank of Ireland 2011/2012, Bank of Israel 2012)

Academic consultant (primary activities):
European Central Bank (2006-2007, 2014-2016); Bank for International Settlements (2015); Banco de Portugal (2015); International Monetary Fund (2014); World Bank (2006-2007, 2011, 2014-2015); Monetary Authority of Singapore (2013); European Commission (2012-2013); Federal Reserve Board (2013); New Zealand Treasury (2010-2011); Asian Development Bank (2009-2011); Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Services (2010); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2009-2010); Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (2009-2010); National Economic and Social Council (2009); ESRI-Japan (2007-2009); Sveriges Riksbank (2005-2006); National Competitiveness Council on Price and Wage Competitiveness (2004); Department of the Taoiseach (2002)

Occasional legal consultant; occasional speaker at financial sector conferences

Selected honours, awards and grants

Royal Irish Academy: Gold Medal in the Social Sciences, 2015

Bhagwati Prize (joint with Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti), 2010

ECB Lamfalussy Fellowship, 2004-2005

German Bernacer Award in Monetary Economics, 2001

Barrington Prize 1997-1998

NSF-sponsored Harvard-MIT Research Training Group in Positive Political Economy Fellowship, 1994-1995

John F. Kennedy Fund Scholarship, 1994

Harvard Graduate Student Fellowship, 1991-1995

Gold Medal, Whately and Bastable prizes in Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 1991. First-class degree and top-ranked student in economics degree examinations

Foundation Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin, 1989. Top-ranked student in scholarship examinations

Entrance Exhibition, Trinity College Dublin, 1987

Grants:
Irish Research Council, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Fondation Banque de France, NORFACE, Royal Irish Academy

Academic profile

Main research areas:
International macroeconomics; European monetary economics; financial globalisation; cyclical behaviour of fiscal policy; the Irish economy

Published in:
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Journal of International Economics, Pacific Economic Review, Fiscal Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, International Journal of Central Banking, National Institute Economic Review, World Economics, Economic and Social Review, Open Economies Review, Journal of International Money and Finance, New Zealand Economic Papers, European Economic Review, Moneda y Credito, World Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, International Finance, IMF Economic Review, Nordic Economic Policy Review, American Economic Review, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Policy, The Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, Oxford Economic Papers, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics.