Barrington Prize, 2022/2023

The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland is delighted to open a call for entrants for the Barrington Prize for its 176th session, which takes place between September 2022 and June 2023. More details are given below.

Call for entrants
The Barrington Medal is awarded annually by the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded in 1836 by the bequest of John Barrington). The award, which includes both a silver medal and €1,000, is intended to recognise a promising new researcher in the economic and social sciences in Ireland. This will be the 173rd anniversary of the lecture series and the recipient will be the 132nd Barrington Lecturer. Recipients in the past 35 years include:
Deirdre McHugh, Don Thornhill, George Lee, Alan Joyce, Daniel McCoy, Brian Lucey, Kevin O’Rourke, Siobhan Lucey, Mary Walsh, Philip Lane, Aidan Kane, Donal O’Neill, Peter Clinch, Colm Harmon, Ronnie O’Toole, Cathal O’Donoghue, Paul McNicholas, Mary Keeney, Liam Delaney, Martina Lawless, Cal Muckley, Orla Doyle, Yvonne McCarthy, Ronan Lyons, Mark McGovern, Rebecca Stuart, Karina Doorley, Daragh Clancy, Barra Roantree, Niall Farrell and Paul Kilgarriff.

The lecture should be based on a paper of not more than 7,500 words addressing a topic of relevance to economic or social policy and of current interest in Ireland. In treating the issue of economic or social policy, the paper may either report the findings of a statistical research study dealing with some aspect of the problem or deal with the underlying theoretical considerations involved, or preferably combine these two approaches. It should be written in a manner that makes it accessible to non-specialists in the area. More technical material may be included in an appendix. The paper is published in the Journal of the Society, so it should not have been published before (nor should it be published subsequently without the prior consent of the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland).

Candidates, who at the time of their submission must be not more than 35 years of age, should at least submit a detailed abstract of approximately 1,000 words on the proposed lecture, with preference being given to full papers. A short CV and the name of a proposer who is familiar with their work should also be submitted. Entries will be accepted from 1st June to 31st August, 2022 and should be sent to the Honorary Secretaries of the Society, via email, using the email address secretary@ssisi.ie, as should any queries regarding this call for entrants.

Online Event: Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change at NUI Galway will host an online event on Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine at 6.00 p.m. (Irish time) on April 26. The event is free but registration is required. To register for the event, please go to:

Webinar Registration – Zoom

The main speaker is Professor Tymofiy Mylovanov. Professor Mylovanov is the President of Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture in Ukraine from 2019 to 2020.

Also speaking will be Professor Barry Eichengreen. Professor Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee & Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the International Monetary Fund.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Edel Doherty, Lecturer in Economics at NUI Galway.

Fiscal Council Webinar on Long-Run Public Finance Data

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is launching some new research and a new database of the Irish public finances since the foundation of the State.

It is organising a webinar exploring some of the key tax and spending trends over the past century with Professor Patrick Honohan as a discussant.

The webinar takes place on Thursday 21st April at 10am and you can register by signing up at:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qga6g2ctRC-v2bgtqEe_uQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CSO Seminar: Government Finance Statistics

The CSO will host an online Government Financial Statistics seminar on Wednesday 27th April 2022 from14.00-16.00 and registration is available at the following link:

Government Finance Statistics Seminar – CSO – Central Statistics Office

The seminar will look at the Classifications, Compilation and Outputs of the Government Accounts in CSO using quarterly government finance statistics (GFS) and annual excessive deficit procedure (EDP) data. It will expand on what the statistics tell us about the significance of the government sector in Ireland. The use of GFS and EDP data at the European Commission will be explored by speakers from DG ECFIN (European Commission Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs).

Through CSO presentations and user perspectives, this online seminar will help users to make the most of the wealth of detail in the accounts.

Speakers:
Jennifer Banim, Assistant Director General – Economic Statistics, Central Statistics Office
Stephen McDonagh, Central Statistics Office
Norita Murphy, Central Statistics Office
Tom Fitzgerald, Central Statistics Office
Derek Stynes, Central Statistics Office
Ingrid Toming, DG ECFIN
Antonino Barbera Mazzola, DG ECFIN

IEA Conference: Submission Deadline – 11 February

A reminder that the deadline for submitting your paper to the 35th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference is the end of this week.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th of February 2022 and submissions can be made through this site.

The 35th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference will be hosted by the University of Limerick in the Castletroy Park Hotel on Thursday 5th May and Friday 6th May 2022. 

Please note that the conference will be held in person and will not be a hybrid or online conference.