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Watchback Discourse Series | The Changing World of Money and Finance

Watch the recording of  the conversation between Frances Ruane MRIA and Patrick Honohan MRIA, which took place on 6 April 2022.

This Discourse explored the changing world of money and finance and what it means for public policy. Exploring the latest trends in the world of money and finance. What on earth is happening to money and inflation? Are these trends here to stay?

Our speakers:

Patrick Honohan MRIA was Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from September 2009 to November 2015. He is an honorary professor of economics at TCD and a non resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously he spent twelve years on the staff of the World Bank where he was a Senior Advisor on financial sector policy. During the 1990s he was a Research Professor at Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute. In the 1980s he was Economic Advisor to Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.

Frances Ruane MRIA was a member of the Economics Department of TCD from 1977to 2006, when she took up the role of Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute until July 2015. Her research interests are mainly in international economics and business dynamics. She is currently Chair of Ireland’s National Competitiveness and Productivity Council, and has previously served on the National Board for Science and Technology, IDA, HEA, and HRB. Her international roles have included serving on the Council of Economic Advisors in Scotland (2007-2018) and the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (2018-2020).

Royal Irish Academy Discourse Series

Our discourses are the oldest and most renowned series of talks in Ireland. The first discourses were presented in 1786. Historically, Academy discourses were the occasion reserved for the most distinguished academics to first reveal and discuss their research in public. Continuing in this tradition, the Discourse Series brings international experts to the Academy to discuss important contemporary issues in front of a live audience.

This Discourse was sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.