This talk was given at Feasta’s Irish debt crisis conference, on Friday September 23 2011.
Dan O’Brien is economics editor of the Irish Times. Before joining the newspaper in June 2010, he was a senior economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information and forecasting arm of The Economist Newspaper Group. In a dozen years in that role he specialised in European affairs and in global trade and investment issues. During that time he commented frequently on those matters in the international media, for broadcasters such as CNN and the BBC and in print, for newspapers such as the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times.
Dan has also worked as an economist for the European Commission and as a consultant for the United Nations and Forfas. He is the author of recently published book: Ireland, Europe and the World: Writings on a New Century.
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