With fifteen years of international professional experience, I am currently a freelance economist and public policy specialist.
Having worked during the early part of my career at the European Commission and the European Investment Fund, I spent the three years until early 2011 as economic adviser to Joan Burton TD, who subsequently became Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister).
Having previously studied at undergraduate and post-graduate level in Ireland and France, I graduated in 2012 from the MPA Program in Economic Policy Management in the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York.
From June 2012, I worked as a consultant economist with the World Bank (first in Jakarta, then in Washington DC), with Oxford Business Group and with the Nevin Economic Research Institute.
During 2013, I published two working papers, one on investment in Ireland and another, which I co-authored, on the impact of reforms to the service sector FDI regime on the productivity of downstream manufacturers in Indonesia.
Having worked for three years as an advisor to the OECD Secretary-General, I moved to the Organisation’s Investment Division in February 2016 to work directly with the Head of Division to support the G20 investment agenda, to service the OECD’s Investment Committee and to manage substantive inputs for use and dissemination by the Secretary-General. As an economist, I also contributed to the team’s work on Investment Policy Reviews, on developing and disseminating the OECD’s Policy Framework for Investment, as well as on other FDI-related policy research.
Since arriving in Mexico City in late-2016, I have worked as an economist for the World Bank and, from January 2020 to October 2021, as Director of Economic Policy in the Macroeconomic Analysis Directorate General of Mexico´s Finance Ministry.
I am a regulator contributor to Irish media.
For years, people have told me that I’m so full of hot air I should be blogging. So blame them!
Vic Duggan, September 2022
Vic I love the blog! I will follow you. Good luck!
You don’t have to advertise family failings!
Thank you for writing Womenomics. The women I know are either paying the lion’s share of their salaries to cover childcare costs or else unable to return to work after having children because of the prohibitive cost of childcare, or lack of flexible, integrated childcare options available.
Nice of you to say so. It’s such an important issue, and affects us all.