The 2017 IAM Business Journalist Award for excellence in Irish business journalism was awarded to Prof John Fitzgerald, Irish Times Economics Journalist.
John FitzGerald is an adjunct professor in Economics at Trinity College Dublin, a former research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Dedicated to sustainable economic activity underpinned by a conservation ethos, in the past he has served as a member of the National Economic and Social Council and of the board of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation. He is also a member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and of the Independent Expert Panel established in 2014 by the Department of Communications Energy and Natural resources. John’s weekly column in the Irish Times economy section challenges readers on topics as diverse as Brexit, competitive pay and tax rates, climate change and growth; each article offering research-informed insight and affording an opportunity to generate debate among readers and commentators alike. His journalistic skills present a unique opportunity to bridge the academic-practice communication void and the Irish Academy of Management takes pleasure in awarding John the Business Journalist of the Year award, 2017.