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Karl Whelan

Full Professor Of Economics
School of Economics
University College Dublin, School of Economics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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Karl Whelan has been Professor of Economics at University College Dublin since 2007. Previously, he worked for the Central Bank of Ireland and the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. Prof. Whelan has published extensively in the area of applied macroeconomics and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He appears regularly in the Irish media discussing issues relating to economic policy and blogs about macroeconomic and financial issues. Professor Whelan acts as an advisor to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. You can find more information on Professor Whelan at his personal website


  • Economist, Division of Research and Statistics
    Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC1 Sep 1996 - 1 Apr 2002
  • Economist, Senior Economist, and Head of Research Function
    Central Bank of Ireland1 May 2002 - 31 Jul 2007


  • BA
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Massachusetts Inst of Tech