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Jim Power

Chief Economist

Former Treasury Economist at AIB Group and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury and Friends First Group, Jim Power is a specialist within the financial services industry, and a regular speaker at conferences both in Ireland and overseas.

With a BA in Economics & Politics and a Master of Economic Science Degree from Dublin University College, Jim Power has worked as Treasury Economist at AIB Group and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury and Friends First Group, and is a specialist within the financial services industry.

The Waterford native has taught Financial Management to undergraduates in Dublin City University; Economics on the Local Government MBA at Dublin City University and Business Economics on the Executive MBA and the Full Time MBA at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin. In September 2014, he also taught Business Economics on the Full Time MSc Management at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin.

Jim regularly writes columns in both The Examiner and The Sunday Business Post online edition, and contributes to various other newspapers and magazines on an occasional basis. He has also been a frequent contributor to radio and TV on a range of different shows.

Coming from a background of farming, Jim has been a board member of Agri-Aware, the food awareness body and is Chairperson of Love Irish Food, since 2013.

He is editor of Friends First regular ‘Economic Outlook’, which has become established as one of Ireland’s leading commentaries on the Irish economy.
Jim is a regular speaker at conferences both in Ireland and overseas.

Jim Power’s first book Picking up the Pieces was published by Blackhall Publishing in November 2009.

    Topics

    • Irish and International Macroeconomic developments
    • Globalisation and other emerging global trends
    • Competitiveness Issues
    • The SME sector
    • How economic developments impact on business performance at sectoral or individual company level
    • Investment and Financial Markets
    • Sectoral Economic Themes such as Agri-Food and Farming; Construction and Property; Tourism; Retail; and Sport
    • Economic policy making
    • Conference/Event Chairperson