Research Professor, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Adjunct Professor, Trinity College, Dublin
John Fitzgerald is a Research Professor with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin working on macro-economic policy, and energy policy. He has published widely in these fields. This work has included studies on the impact of EMU on Ireland and other economies; studies of how EU cohesion policies can be made more effective; studies on debt dynamics and the Irish economy; most recently his work has considered the potential impact of national fiscal policies and national banking policies on the EU economy. He is member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and a past President of both the Irish Economic Association and of the EUROFRAME group of European economic research institutes. He is a former member of the Irish National Economic and Social Council, of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation and of the EU "Group for Economic Analysis", which advised the President of the EU Commission. John Fitzgerald began his career in the Irish Department of Finance in 1972 and he moved to the Economic and Social Research Institute in 1984.