Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference 3-4 December 2021

The annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland will take place online, hosted by NUI Galway, on the Friday and Saturday this week.

It includes the K.H. Connell Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Prof. David Dickson (TCD), on ‘Ireland and the Caribbean in the 18th century’. 

There are panels on: family and identity; the urban environment and public health; transnational relationships; urban labour and politics; deeds, debts and discovery in the 18th century; food and society in the nineteenth century; social policy and the law in the 20th century;  prisons and society; economic policy and independence; the economics of hospitals; changing dynamics in pre-independence Ireland; and popular culture in 20th-century Ireland. 

Registration is free. The full programme of papers as well as a link for registration is available at:

https://eshsigalway.wordpress.com/39-2/

The links for the sessions will be sent out to those who register. 

Irish Economic Association Annual Conference 2022

The 35th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference will be organised by the University of Limerick and held in the Castletroy Park Hotel on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th, 2022.

The keynote speakers will be Prof. Sandra Black, Professor of Economics and of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and Prof. Silvana Tenreyo, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Association invites submissions of papers to be considered for the conference programme. Preference will be given to submissions that include a full paper. Papers may be on any area in Economics, Finance and Econometrics.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th of February 2022 and papers can be submitted for consideration here iea2022.exordo.com.

ESHSI Annual Conference: Call For Papers

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF IRELAND 2021: CALL FOR PAPERS

The annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland will be held online, hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway on the 3rd and 4th of December 2021.  

The K. H. Connell memorial lecture will be given by David Dickson, on ‘Ireland and the Caribbean in the eighteenth century’.  

Papers of 20 minutes duration on all aspects of the economic and social history of Ireland are welcome.  

Please send proposals for papers to Niall Ó Ciosáin (niall.ociosain@nuigalway.ie) by September 20th, 2021.  

Proposals should include an abstract of 100-250 words and full contact details. 

Fiscal Council Conference 8th-9th February

The Fiscal Council has an exciting lineup for its fifth annual Path for the Public Finances conference.

This year’s theme is “Ensuring debt sustainability in a post-Covid world”.

The conference will focus on the theme of fiscal policy in the era of high public debt and low interest rates that follows the outbreak of Covid-19.

The conference has two sessions: the first looks at fiscal policy of high debt conditional on current interest rates (debt sustainability analysis; what does it means for the fiscal rules, how should policymakers respond). The second takes a more “big picture” look at the sustainability of low interest rates given high public debt, ageing, financial implications and whether such pressures might influence monetary policy.

The conference takes place over 8th – 9th February 2021 from 2pm – 4pm both afternoons.

Speakers include Olivier Blanchard, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Charles Wyplosz, Hélène Rey, Philip Lane, Antonio Fatás and Karolina Ekholm.

Full programme and Registration details are available at the Fiscal Council’s website:

Irish Society for Women in Economics ‘Planning Workshop’ – 19th February 2021

The under-representation of women in economics is an international issue which is also replicated in Ireland.

The Irish Economic Association (IEA) is currently developing the Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE) to help address this issue.

On Friday 19th February from 9-11am we will hold our first ‘planning workshop’. The aim of this workshop is to learn from the experiences of similar initiatives in other countries and to discuss the substantive and organisational development of ISWE.

Anyone who is interested in being involved in ISWE is encouraged to attend. Both male and female economists working in the public or private sector on the island of Ireland are welcome. PhD students are particularly encouraged to attend.

The workshop will have 2 parts:

·       First, Dr. Leonora Risse, Chair of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in Australia, will share her experiences of setting up and developing WEN since 2017 (https://esawen.org.au/).

·       Second, workshop participants will be divided into breakout rooms to brainstorm and discuss how best to develop ISWE in Ireland, covering topics such as the purpose of the society, its events and activities, its governance and funding structure. 

If you are interested in participating, please register in advance here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.