The programme for the Dublin Economics Workshop 2011 Economic Policy conference, to be held in Kenmare, County Kerry, October 14-16, is as follows:
Friday October 14th.
18.00 Understanding the Irish Banking Crisis
Dermot O’Leary (Goodbody Stockbrokers), Don Walshe (UCC): Debt De-leveraging, the Banks and Economic Recovery
Cathal Hanley, Andrew Rae (Competition Authority): Competition, Financial Stability and the Irish Banking Crisis
Pat Farrell (Irish Banking Federation): Building a New Banking Architecture
Saturday October 15th.
10.00 Competition Policy I
Patrick Keating (IBEC): Now or Never for Competition Policy
Paul Gorecki (ESRI): Competition Policy: Cycles, Partnership and the EU/IMF Rescue.
Pat McCloughlan (PMCA Consulting): The Coming of Age of Irish Competition Policy
11.30 Competition Policy II
Pat Massey (Compecon): What has Irish Competition Policy Achieved?
David McFadden, John Evans (Competition Authority): What Happened to Competition Policy?
Vincent Power (A & L Goodbody): Reflections on Twenty Years of Competition Policy in Ireland.
18.00 Macroeconomic Adjustment in Ireland and Europe
Pat Leahy (Sunday Business Post): Irish Elections and Economic Policy
Ajai Chopra (International Monetary Fund): Strengthening the Financial Stability Framework of the Euro Area
Sunday October 16th.
10.00 Reforming Pensions Policy
David Blake (Cass Business School), John Cotter (UCD), Kevin Dowd (Cass Business School): Lessons on Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
Alan Barrett (TCD. ESRI) and Irene Mosca (TCD): The State Pension Age and the Recession: Which Matters Most for Expected Retirement Ages?
Donal de Buitlear, Don Thornhill: A Transforming Approach to Pension Reform
11.45 Micro Policy
Michael Collins (TCD), Adam Larragy ( Univ of London): Implementing a Site Value Tax for Ireland
Liam Delaney (University of Stirling): Behavioural Economics and Irish Policy: Insights from International Experience
13.00 Conference concludes.
Bookings: Contact Kenmare2011@gmail.com
This year’s conference is kindly sponsored by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.