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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

@ianguider
25th October, 2015
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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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