The eight annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on November 27th at the ESRI in Dublin. The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology and cognate disciplines in Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. Please sign up here to attend. There is no registration fee. Our keynote speakers are: Alan Sanfey, one of the world’s leading experts on fairness and social decision making; Stefan Hunt, who will speak about behavioural economics and financial regulation; and Pelle Hansen, who will discuss ongoing work on behavioural science and policy in Denmark.
At the last event in November 2014 we agreed to develop a broader network to meet more regularly to discuss work at the intersection of economics, psychology and policy. This has had three meet-ups so far and a fourth will take place on November 9th. Anyone interested in this area is welcome to attend. A website with more details and a mailing list to sign up to is available here. There are currently over 100 people signed up to the network and the events have been, at least in my view, very lively and interesting. There are several more planned for throughout 2016 and we welcome suggestions.
830am to 9am: Registration
9.15am to 940am: Cathal Fitzgerald (DCU) “I Groupthink Therefore We Are: Detecting Behavioural Convergence in Leaders Before the Economic Crisis”.
9.40am to 1005am: Michael Daly (Stirling and UCD) “Childhood Self-Control and Smoking Throughout Life”.
1005am to 1030am: Victoria Taranu (Universiteit Hasselt ) “The implications of nudging in reducing residential energy demand and its potential for the EPC”.
1030am to 11am: Coffee
11am to 1125am: Leonhard Lades (Stirling) “Present bias and everyday self-control failures: A Day Reconstruction Study”.
1125am to 1150pm: David Comerford (Stirling). “The role of agency in preferences”.
1150pm to 1215pm: Irene Mosca and Cathal McCRory (TCD): “Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends?”.
1215pm to 1pm: Alan Sanfey (Radbood). “Social motivations in decision-making: Insights from Decision Neuroscience”.
1pm to 2pm: LUNCH
2pm to 240pm: Pete Lunn (ESRI). “Pricelab: experiments for consumer policy”
240pm to 320pm: Stefan Hunt (FCA). “Applying behavioural insights to regulation: lessons from consumer financial protection”.
320pm to 350pm Coffee
350pm to 430pm: Pelle G Hansen (Roskilde University). “Applying behavioural science in Denmark: progress and lessons”.
430 to 5pm Discussion
2 replies on “8th Annual Economics and Psychology Conference ESRI Dublin”
I have two not entirely relevant, and possibly not particularly intelligent, questions:
(1) what would the behavioural sciences have to say about ISIS millenialism? That it serves a specific function (expaining the regional chaos of the past 3 decades, or for organisational purposes ie a locus of solidarity) Would it accept people actually believed we were living through the end times ? Or just that this was more a heuristic, or rhetorical device, or something else?
(2) has anyone written on the stimulus that welfare payments have on an economy? Specifically in Ireland over the past decade? Is there a plausible argument that the dole kept Ireland afloat? If so, could this be part of a reason for moving towards a universal basic income, ie to create demand that stagnating wages wont be able to.
Liam, do you, or does anyone else know if any of the content of this Conference will be posted on or streamed, or whatever the latest thing is, via the net?
Rather like the RIA Austerity Conference (I asked a similar question on the relevant thread but there is still nothing evident there or on the RIA site) many interested will not be in a position to go.