Economic Adviser to Minister for Finance Appointed Post author By Philip Lane Post date March 14, 2009 Congratulations to Alan Ahearne on his new role (see also here). Categories In Economic Performance Tags economic adviser 6 Comments on Economic Adviser to Minister for Finance Appointed ← More G-20 bickering → A Grand Bargain? 6 replies on “Economic Adviser to Minister for Finance Appointed” Very best of luck to Alan. I hope he doesn’t find the politics too frustrating. Mr. Lenihan’s comment “I tend to be a bit of an optimist myself, but it is important to bring in all kinds of views,” does make it look like Alan might have his work cut out. Does having both Alan and Colm here mean that this site is now at the cutting edge of government economic policy? I think it is great to see the State relying on available talent and not trying to go it alone. The mix is likely good as well because there is a good blend of academia with practitioner in having both CM and AH advising. best of luck to both of you, you’ll need it! We need an economist to give the Min of Fin maths grinds now? Surely a 1st year college chap on minimum wage would have sufficed 🙂 hope he brings a reeeely long spoon to the table. Great Appointment Congratulations Alan, and best of luck. Comments are closed.