Sharon Donnery: Central banks and public policy - stability in an interconnected world

Remarks by Ms Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, at the Warwick Economics Summit, Warwick, 31 January 2020.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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03 February 2020

Good evening,

It is a pleasure to be here at the Warwick Economics Summit. Thank you for the invitation.

In my short time here, I have met many interesting people. I hope you will make the most out of this summit, that you will build relationships, make connections, expand your network, explore ideas, and possibly even meet future colleagues.

The turn of the year - or indeed decade - is an opportunity to reflect on the world we live in, where it is going, and our role in it. These issues are also important for you when considering your career, for example, where you want to contribute, what field or area you want to specialise in, and what type of organisation you want to work for.

As economists, we want to solve problems, to think analytically, and to make sense of the world around us. I think we have seen this evening some of the range of careers that can be had in this field, across the experience of Zanny and Jennifer. Personally, I have been working in public policy for my entire career. And I want share some of my experience and my views with you tonight.