John Beirne is Vice-Chair of Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). In this role, he co-heads ADBI’s Research Department, leading research workstreams on macroeconomics, finance, and infrastructure. He was previously a research fellow at the ADBI and before that, he spent over a decade in Germany as an economist at the European Central Bank (ECB), mainly in the areas of international policy analysis and economic research on global financial markets, capital flows, and commodities.
He has also worked as an economist in the private sector and in academia. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in economics and finance, co-authored or coedited several ADBI books, and serves as an editorial board member of the Asian Development Review. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brunel University, UK.