Donald MacDougall

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Sir George Donald Alastair MacDougall, CBE, FBA (26 October 1912 – 22 March 2004) was a Scottish economist and civil servant who held enormous influence over UK 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 in about 2000 that the euro currency could not work and that the EU Stability and Growth Pact would not be enforced.[2]

MacDougall was born in Glasgow in 1912, the son of a family with a china business, and 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. Interview with MacDougall "about 10 years" before article date.