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Friday 15 December 2017

Central Bank appoints new chief economist Gabriel Fagan

Gabriel Fagan
Gabriel Fagan
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

THE Central Bank has appointed a new chief economist.

Gabriel Fagan joins the Central Bank from the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, where he held a number of key roles, including most recently senior advisor in the Directorate-General Research since 2011.

He also previously headed up the Monetary Policy Research and Economic Modelling Divisions.

Mr Fagan replaces Lars Frisell, who left the Central Bank earlier this year to take up a post with the International Monetary Fund’s Africa training institute in Mauritius.

Mr Fagan previously worked with the Central Bank, holding the position of economist up to 1992.

He holds a degrees in economics from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.

Mr Fagan will take up the post on October 1.

Deputy Governor Stefan Gerlach welcomed the appointment

“‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Gabriel Fagan to the role of Chief Economist. Gabriel brings a significant level of experience and expertise to the role and I look forward to working closely with him,” he said.

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