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Jim Power

Chief Economist

Jim Power is one of Ireland’s leading and best-known economic analysts. Jim has a wealth of experience in delivering insightful economic analysis, forecasts and commentary to both Irish and international audiences. Jim provides both virtual and face to face talks.

Jim Power is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited and conducts economic and financial consultancy projects both in Ireland and overseas. He is a regular speaker at conferences both in Ireland and overseas. He has taught on the Executive and Full-Time MBA at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin and at Dublin City University. He is currently teaching a Diploma in Economics for Independent Colleges.

He is an economic advisor to the Friends First Group. He was formerly Treasury Economist at AIB and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Treasury (resigned in 2000).

Author of ‘Friends First Quarterly Economic Outlook’ since 2001, he writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner and Sunday Business Post online edition. He contributes to numerous other newspapers and magazines on an occasional basis. He is a board member of Agri-aware, the food awareness body and is Chairperson of Love Irish Food.

In April 2013, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine appointed him a member of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board. He is Chairman of Three Rock Capital. He is a native of Waterford and comes from a farming background.

Virtual and Face to Face Talks

  • Global economic impact of COVID-19
  • Global policy response to date. Is it enough? What more should be done.
  • Prospects for global economic recovery.
  • Impact on financial markets – Equities, Bonds, Currencies
  • Implications for pensions
  • Interest Rate implications
  • Impact on Irish Economy
  • Irish policy response. How effective? Is more needed?
  • What will the Irish recovery path look like.
  • Future fiscal implications as in future taxation & government expenditure.
  • Implications for different sectors of the Irish economy.
  • Business issues.
  • An Economic and Business Recovery Plan.

His first book ‘Picking up the Pieces’ was published by Blackhall in November 2009.

"I would like to thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to present to Munster CPA, it is very much appreciated. The talk was excellent, it was very interesting and we had some very good feedback from our members on it. I look forward to working with you in due course."
Cormac Fitzgerald, Chairman Munster CPA Society

"On behalf of Fitzgerald and Partners, I would like to thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to present at our breakfast briefing. The feedback has been very positive from the event and your presentation was very well received. We look forward to working with you in the future."
Cormac Fitzgerald, CPA, Fitzgerald and Partners

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