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Nov 29, 2018

Alan is currently a Professor of Economics and Director of the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and has also taught economics at UCD, DCU and the Carnegie Mellon University. Coined by the Independent News & Media Group as "the man who told you so”, Alan is an internationally renowned economist, and was one of the very few people that spoke out before the economic collapse warning that the country was headed straight for it in 2007. Alan has worked as a special advisor to Brian Lenihen in 2011 and in the United States where he served as external advisor to the Strategy, Practice and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund, advising IMF senior management on how the Fund could better support the efforts of countries at all levels of income to boost growth and create jobs in the period ahead.