Tuesday July 14, 2020

Taking the helm at the Central Bank

Philip Lane is about to take over as governor of the Central Bank, but in what direction will the economist with a global reputation steer the institution?

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

25th October, 2015
The Central Bank of Ireland on Dame Street, Dublin

Those who know Philip Lane tell several stories about the soon-to-be 11th governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He is a serious man, they say, with a reputation globally as one of the brightest economists of his generation. He headed the economics department at Trinity College at a time when a squeeze on the higher education budget meant the number of people working for him fell. Yet he always made time to read both...

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