Irish Economic Association Annual Conference 2024 – Call for Papers

The 37th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference is being organised by the Discipline of Economics, University of Galway and will be held at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May 2024. The keynote speakers are Prof. Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Prof. Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School.

Three types of submissions to the conference are invited:

1) Full presentations: These are 25 minutes in length and require the submission of a full paper by the person who intends to present.
2) Short presentations (Flash Talks): These are 10 mins in length, can be work-in-progress, and require the submission of either an extended abstract (approx. 2 pages) or early draft paper. While short presentations are aimed primarily at providing early career researchers with an opportunity to present their work and develop their conference experience and skills, these sessions are also open to more experienced researchers who wish to present early-stage work and/or give a shorter presentation.
3) Organised sessions: These are full sessions of 1.5 hours on a specific topic or area and are a new initiative at the IEA conference. Proposals for organised sessions must be submitted by one person (i.e. the organiser) and the session should include at least 3 but no more than 4 papers to be presented. One submission should be made by the organiser, and this should include extended abstracts and/or full papers for each presentation, along with a one-page overview and description of the organised session. The inclusion of at least one discussant is encouraged.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight on Tuesday February 6th 2024 and submissions can be made via the conference website: Please note that no author-identifying information should be included in any uploaded file(s) i.e. papers, extended abstracts, and organised session proposals.

A number of prizes will be awarded at the conference including the Denis Conniffe prize for best paper by a young economist, the Brendan Walsh prize for best paper published in the Economic and Social Review, the Novartis prize for best health economics paper, and the Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE) prize for best paper presented by a woman economist.

There will also be some pre-conference activities held at the conference venue on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday May 8th 2024. Details to be confirmed in due course.

Two Permanent Lectureships in Economics at NUI Galway

The Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway invites applications for two permanent lectureships (above the bar) in economics. The positions relate to (i) health and wellbeing, and (ii) development, inclusion, and sustainability. Full details of the posts can be found here.

Irish Postgraduate and Early Career Economics (IPECE) Workshop 2021 – Call for Papers

This year’s Irish Postgraduate and Early Career Economics (IPECE) Workshop will be hosted by the Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin and the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin on the 26th November 2021. We now invite PhD students and early career economists to submit their extended abstracts or research papers for consideration for the IPECE Workshop 2021. The workshop will be held online and there is no registration fee for this event.

The event is aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral and early career researchers. The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to engage with research results and work-in-progress in a welcoming and constructive environment. We encourage those working on economics research, based on the island of Ireland, to attend.

The workshop will also feature talks on the placement of PhD graduates in Ireland and internationally, in academia and in policy institutions.

Please submit your extended abstracts or full research papers as a pdf file by 5th October 2021, to Please include JEL codes and a short CV in your submission.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 5th October 2021

Decisions and invitations to the workshop: 22nd October 2021

Registration deadline: 5th November 2021

Final program: 15th November

Workshop: 26th November

We are grateful for the support of the Irish Economic Association.

Local organising committee: Dora Tuda, Míde Griffin, Andre Sanchez Pacheco, Seamus O’Malley

RES Symposium of Junior Researchers

The Royal Economic Society is hosting its 6th Symposium of Junior Researchers on 9th April, 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast – see It may be of interest to PhD students, PostDocs, etc. Deadline for submissions is fast approaching: Jan 27th.

IPECE 2019 Programme

This year’s Irish Postgraduate and Early Career Economics Workshop will be hosted by the Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway on Thursday June 6th and Friday June 7th. The event is aimed at PhD students, PostDocs, early career researchers and advanced Masters students based in higher education and research institutions on the island of Ireland. The meeting will feature the work and findings of scholars in economics and related fields and will provide an excellent opportunity to engage with research results and work-in-progress in a welcoming and constructive environment. We encourage those working on economics research to attend.

This year the workshop will include a range of thematic sessions and training events, including full paper thematic sessions with discussants and early-stage/emerging research findings thematic sessions with general open discussion. Both will take place on Friday June 7th, along with a short training session on ‘Publishing your Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals – Tips from Journal Editors’. In addition, a workshop on ‘An Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists’ will take place on the afternoon of Thursday June 6th (see below), followed by a social event that evening. While the abstract submission date has passed, it is still possible to register to attend the workshop and associated training events, which are free. Please do so at .

Workshop Programme

The programme is available at

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place in the JE Cairnes Building at NUI Galway. Please see Building 22 at For details about getting to NUI Galway, please visit Please note that on campus parking is very limited and we suggest parking off site if travelling by car.

IPECE Training Event – An Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists

This training event will be delivered by Dr. Achim Ahrens from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on Thursday 6th June from 1pm to 5pm. It will provide an overview of popular Machine Learning techniques and the focus will be on LASSO regression, a regularization and model selection method that can deal with high-dimensional data. It will also discuss how the LASSO and other Machine Learning tools can be useful for economists; in particular, how Machine Learning can improve predictions and facilitate causal inference. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration using the Stata packages LASSOPACK and PDSLASSO. Please visit the Eventbrite link above to register to attend.

The local organising committee consists of Laura Carter, John Cullinan, Daniel Cassidy, Jason Harold, Dan Kelleher, Doris Laepple, Luke McGrath, Shikha Sharma and Michelle Queally at NUI Galway. Please direct inquiries to

Generous support from the Irish Economic Association (IEA) and the Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway is gratefully acknowledged.