Alan Barrett (economist)
Alan M. Barrett is a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland. He is currently on secondment to Trinity College Dublin where he works on the TILDA project. He is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor, and a regular lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin. He obtained his PhD at Michigan State University.
Barrett specialises in labour economics, migration, and environmental economics. He is best known, however, for his work on short-term forecasts of the Irish economy. Barrett was the lead author and editor of the Quarterly Economic Commentary from 2005-2011 and as such appeared regularly in the media.