ESRI Renewal Conference: Economic Adjustment

Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Date: 18/04/2012
Time: 8.30 – 13.00

The fourth ESRI Renewal Conference will examine the best available domestic and international evidence relating to the need for rapid economic adjustment. Papers will address:

  • What explains the apparent inflexibility of wages in the Irish labour market?
  • How can competition and regulatory policies help in economic recovery?
  • What does evidence tell us about designing a property tax?

Papers will be followed by a response from an expert in the field and an open Q&A session.


8.30 Registration & Refreshments

9.00 Opening remarks: Frances Ruane, Director, ESRI

9.05 Explaining Changes in Earnings and Labour Costs During the Recession
Adele Bergin, Elish Kelly, Seamus McGuinness (ESRI)
9.35 Response: Kieran Mulvey, The Labour Relations Commission
9.45 Audience discussion

10.10 Troubled Times: What role for Competition and Regulatory Policy?
Paul Gorecki (ESRI).
10.40 Response: Cathal Guiomard, Commission for Aviation Regulation
10.50 Audience Discussion

11.15 Coffee

11.45 Property Tax in Ireland: Key Choices
Claire Keane, John Walsh, Tim Callan, Michael Savage (ESRI)
12.15 Response: Dr William McCluskey, University of Ulster
12.25 Audience Discussion

12.50 Close


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By Edgar Morgenroth

Professor of Economics at Dublin City University Business School

5 replies on “ESRI Renewal Conference: Economic Adjustment”


Sounds interesting. For those of us who are interested, but unable to attend, will the presentations/papers be posted here or on the ESRI site?

Afternoon Edgar.

Is it true that The Pirates are taking power in Germany? Cool move to take over Berlin first; NAMA has a few properties that they might be interested in, especially CheckPoint Charlie for their neu HQ.

Strange ol times …

@ DoD
Last time, I left Berlin (as a student) to drive to West Germany I was told I had three hours to reach the border, and that if anything happened, I was to remain in my car until I was fetched. Little did I know then that reunification was coming and that the German border would continue to move westwards to include Ireland.

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