Michael Connolly is Head of National Accounts Analysis and Globalisation Division at CSO Ireland. Michael is a member of the Advisory Expert Group (AEG) on National Accounts and has been closely involved in the International discussions on Globalisation for many years. He is co-chair of the ISWGNA Globalisation Task Team which is a joint National Accounts / Balance of Payments Team in the current update of the SNA and BPM.
Mark de Haan is a Senior Economist in the Real Sector Division of the Statistics Department of the IMF. His responsibilities include national accounts methodology and the development of climate change statistics. Prior to joining the Fund he served as a head of unit in the national accounts department of Statistics Netherlands. His line of expertise includes national accounting and environmental accounting. He holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Twente.
Gerard J. Eding is director of National Accounts at the macroeconomic heart of Statistics Netherland which set its mission to inform society in a timely and adequate manner about relevant (macro) economic developments in the Netherlands. The value created is that many separate, individual statistics and data are combined into a coherent and consistent overview.
For which the relationship between the economy and other phenomena, such as the environment and sustainability, broader welfare measurement, globalisation, digitisation, distributional effects and regional development is increasingly described.
Before Gerard held various (management) positions at Statistics Netherland in Government Finance, Business Statistics and Social and Spatial Statistics. He graduate (Cum Laude) at the University of Groningen in Macro and Regional economics and started his career at the University of Groningen and in consultancy. He currently also hold various (managing) positions in international bodies, such as chair of the EU Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB) and chair of the UNECE Steering Group on National Accounts.