DEW Annual Conference – programme

The programme for the Dublin Economics Workshop annual conference, which takes place on 23/24 September in White’s of Wexford, is available via this link [PDF]. Hopefully all sessions will be of interest the readers of this blog, but I might highlight the two keynote addresses, one by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Finance, and the other by Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank,  as well as sessions on Irish national accounts (in the light of 26% growth) and on Irish fiscal and financial stability (in the light of #appletax), and one led by Liam Delaney on using behavioural economics to shape public policy.

Given my own interests, it will not be a surprise to learn that there is a session on housing supply (including expert views on why construction costs are so high in Ireland) and on real estate more broadly, while there is also an interesting session on life beyond the M50, looking at politics, agriculture and funding for the arts, taking place on Friday afternoon.

Bookings for the conference can be made on the DEW’s website, here.

(And on behalf of the new organising committee, I apologise for the delay in this going live!)

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  1. Life beyond the M50. That we even need to highlight that this needs addressing suggests how insular and metropolitan has Irish economic research become.
    Discuss

    1. Actually this session came from politics, not research. This is a strong theme in political discourse in Ireland at the moment, hence we thought it would be worthwhile having a session looking at different angles on the same question. (There is also a session on regional development and infrastructure on Saturday, if you’re interested.)

      1. Mostly only slagging. Mostly. But – it would be interesting to see how many of the delegates have ever read “No one shouted stop” by the late great John Healy.

        1. Might be a bit before their time! How abouts Joe Lee’s, ‘Ireland: 1922-1985′? Has 35 refs to ’emigration’. So what’s new then? More cars and motorways? Makes escaping a tad easier I suppose.

  2. Looks like a brilliant event, wish I could be there. The one thing that looks a wee bit odd (sorry to be an annoying nitpicker) is the Brexit session. Why focus on the Irish HEI angle? Aren’t there much larger things to be worrying about re Brexit?

    1. Hi John,
      To explain, this isn’t supposed to be a Brexit session with a HEI focus, rather a HEI session – in light of Brexit. Hope that makes sense.
      Brexit will be covered in the Fiscal & Financial Outlook session in particular, but likely in many others also.

    1. Might this not be, at least part of, the answer?

      http://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/Press/PressPublicationsdoclib3.nsf/vPages/Newsroom~ibec-cbi-set-out-ambitious-plan-for-all-island-economy-24-07-2016/$file/Ibec+CBI+all-island+report+WEB.pdf

      P.S. I am still trying to figure out the most efficient route to the Kingdom. From Waterford to Limerick; stuck in innumerable “traffic calming” arrangements. From Limerick to Tralee; stuck in Adare. From Cork to Killarney; stuck in Macroom. Getting around Kerry is no problem. Getting there IS the problem. Courtesy of Kerry politicians going back decades.

      Tip. Through Mallow from the M8 at Mitchelstown and Sliabh Luachra via Boherbuy to Castleisland. Beautiful scenery all the way.

      1. From where are you starting,? And where do you want to go? And don’t forget…North Kerry is lucky Limerick : flat . Whesth is …itself. east blurs into cork and serves to make some cork people who live in the diocese of Kerry insane that they are on but not of. Real Kerry is Dingle, Iveragh, the WaW bits

        1. I will refrain from comment on where the boundaries of the real Kerry lie. The people of Beara might have a view on that.

          My point relates to taking an all island view of economic development, something which the economic fraternity have been lamentably incapable of doing. The imbalance between current spending and appropriate investment (“restoration” being the catchphrase for the first and silence the reaction to the dramatic fall in the second required to fund it) is the current example.

          An earlier example of a PPP in Kerry.

          http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/history/kerrymans-table

          It would take a Kerryman to know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This is something that county engineers since independence have been incapable of grasping.

  3. Good to see Máirtín Ó Muilleoir with a voice as part of the Island also enters uncertain territory.

    Partitionism in disciplinary thought is well past its sell-by date …. yet, sadly, remains too dominant.

    In political economy it is more than a nuisance …. it is regressive.

    p.s. great to see the vibrant session on ‘De deal with Europe’ on ‘De odious banking system debt’.

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