With ten years of professional experience, I am currently an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering to international clients across private, public and NGO sectors.
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.
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.
I write a monthly column on the Irish, European and Global political economy for Liberty, the newspaper of Ireland’s largest trade union, and am a regulator contributor to other Irish media.
Vic Duggan, April 2017