Views, insight, comment and updates on the Northern Ireland economy and wider economic issues by Richard Ramsey.
Richard Ramsey is Chief Economist at Ulster Bank. In his role, as well as providing internal insight and information to the bank, he is a regular commentator in the Northern Ireland media on issues including the labour market, the housing market, and wider economic issues. Richard publishes the Ulster Bank NI PMI on a monthly basis, which is considered to be a key barometer of the Northern Ireland private sector. His views and insights are also sought by a wide range of businesses, organisations and public bodies and he regularly engages with various stakeholders on the economy.
Before joining Ulster Bank, Richard spent 10 years in the public sector – including spells as Principal Economist at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and with Invest NI. He also held a number of economist posts within the Department of Finance & Personnel. Richard is a graduate of Loughborough University with a BSc in Economics & Human Geography and an MSc in European Economics and Finance.
Outside of Ulster Bank, Richard is a board member of the Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall.