The importance of integrating both psychology and economic history into economics and economic policy has been borne out in recent years (see my Kenmare talk for brief overview of some recent developments in behavioral economics). For the last five years or so, we have been holding some events to develop research at the intersection of economics and psychology in Ireland. The speakers are a mix of PhD students, researchers in public institutions and academics. This year’s main session take place at the Geary Institute on Friday November 25th. All are welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org There will be a special issue of the ESR based on some of the papers from this year’s session. The panel session will be used to discuss how developments in the recent literature have policy relevance. There is no registration charge.
9.15: Organ Donation and Individual Consent- The role of Family Consent in Donation Systems.
Clare Delargy- UCD Geary Institute
9.45: Credit Cards: Friend or Foe.
Yvonne McCarthy – Central Bank of Ireland.
10.15: Understanding Taxpayer Behaviour – New Opportunities for Tax Administration.
Keith Walsh- Revenue Commissioners
11.00: Deity and Development: A Study of the Impact of Religious Culture upon Social and Economic Development.
Ryan McKee- Queen’s University Belfast
11.30: The Role of Economic Psychology in Students’ Term-Time Employment and Academic Achievement.
Martin Ryan- UCD Geary Institute
13.00: Corruption and Well-Being
Rob Gillanders – University College Dublin
13.30: Subcultures in Household Financial Decision-Making: An Exploratory Study of Risky Asset Ownership in the Netherlands.
Michael Dowling- DCU
14.15: Behavioural Economics and participation in recycling programmes
Marie Brugligio- University of Malta
14.45: Behavioural Economics and Policymaking: Learning from the Early Adopters.
Pete Lunn, ESRI
15.30: Behavioural Economics and the Irish Pension System
Liam Delaney- Stirling University and Geary Institute
16.00: Is the health impact of socioeconomic status explained by objective financial resources or subjective social status?
Michael Daly – Manchester and Aberdeen.
16.30: Panel Discussion