Following on from an earlier post, below are more details about the Dublin Economics Workshop’s Annual Conference (formerly known as “Kenmare”). The theme for this year’s conference is Policymaking for an Uncertain Future and the conference takes place on September 23rd and 24th in White’s of Wexford. Tickets can be bought from the DEW’s website, with a special package of €250 covering two nights at the hotel, both breakfasts and dinners, and the conference fee itself.
The current draft programme is below, with more details to be added as they are confirmed. Hopefully, we will see many of you down there, to enjoy the conference’s unique interaction of public, private and academic economists, discussing a range of important policy issues.
Friday, 23rd of September
- 1.00-2.30pm: Keynote [TBC]
- 3.00-4.30pm: High-Level Panel, “Beyond the M50: What Economic Future is there for Rural Ireland?”
- 5.00-6.30pm: Expert Session, “Why are Construction Costs in Ireland So High?”
- 7.00pm: Conference Dinner
Saturday, 24th of September
- 10.00-11.30am: First Parallel Session:
- 12.00-1.30pm: Second Parallel Session:
- Higher Education in Ireland after Brexit. Details to come.
- Empirical Research on the Irish Banking Sector. Full details to come; speakers include Central Bank of Ireland researchers
- Can we trust Ireland’s National Accounts? Speakers include Frank Barry (TCD), Conall MacCoille (Davy) and Chris Sibley (CSO).
- 3.00-4.30pm: Third Parallel Session:
- 5.00-6pm Keynote: Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland
- 6.30pm: Conference Dinner, including an After-Dinner Speech [TBC]