Donald MacDougall

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For other people of the same name, see Don McDougall (disambiguation).

Sir George Donald Alastair MacDougall (born 26 October 1912 in Glasgow, Scotland; died 22 March 2004) was a Scottish economist and civil servant who held enormous influence over public policy during the 1960s. He headed the Government Economic Service and, between 1969 and 1973, acted as chief economic adviser to Chancellors of the Exchequer Roy Jenkins, Iain MacLeod and Anthony Barber.[1] He predicted that the euro could not work and that the Stability Pact would not be enforced.[2]

The son of family with a china business, MacDougall was educated at Kelvinside Academy, Shrewsbury School and Balliol College, Oxford.


  1. ^ Posner, Michael (25 March 2004). "Obituary". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Halligan, Liam (1 May 2010). "Chronicle of a disaster foretold plays out on the streets of Athens". The Daily Telegraph (London).