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Chief Economist for Economic Policy Division

From: Department of Finance

The Chief Economist has responsibility for Economic Policy Division including:

  • macro economic analysis and forecasting
  • developing a strategy for the Irish economy across all sectors
  • the economic analysis of Department policies
  • responsibility at Assistant Secretary level for overall budgetary policy

In relation to budgetary policy, the Chief Econmist has responsibility to:

  • coordinate the budgetary process in accordance with the EU Semester
  • monitor Exchequer returns
  • forecast tax receipts
  • analyse the impact of policy options on government finances

Role Holders