Economic Geography Conference, January 30

As part of its fortieth anniversary celebrations, the Department of Geography at NUI Maynooth is organising a one-day conference on Networks and Flows in Economic Space. National and international academics will present papers on export flows, spin-off networks, innovation networks, finance networks, multinational global production networks and regional development. The keynote speaker is Henry Wai-Chung Yeung, Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore.

Free Registration at:
Conference details and list of speakers here.
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Conference on Irish Economy January 27th

The fourth in the series of sessions on the Irish economy will take place on January 27th. The venue is the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin City Center. It will take place between 9.30am and 5pm. Co-organisers are Liam Delaney, Colm Harmon and Stephen Kinsella. RSVPs to A full programme will be posted here shortly. There will be approximately 20 talks on a range of issues relevant to the current economic situation.

Irish Society of New Economists

The programme for this year’s Irish Society of New Economists conference is available on the website  The conference is organised by  Svetlana Batrakova, Alan Fernihough, Rob Gillanders and Mark McGovern of UCD. They have done a terrific job and the programme is very varied, with talks across many fields of Economics. Keynote speakers are Morgan Kelly of UCD and Peter Neary of Oxford.

It will take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August. All are welcome to attend (there is no conference fee). However those going should email the organisers in advance ( beforehand, as the building rules require pre-registration for entry.

SSISI Barrington Medal Competition 2011/12

The Barrington Medal is awarded under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded in 1836 by the bequest of John Barrington). The award is intended to recognise promising younger researchers in social sciences in Ireland. This will be the 163rd anniversary of the lecture series and the recipient will be the one hundred and twenty-fifth Barrington Lecturer. The award is a silver medal and €1,000. 

 The lecture should be based on a paper of not more than 7,500 words addressing a topic of relevance to economic or social policy and of current interest in Ireland.  Candidates, who are within 10 years of completing a primary degree (or not more than 33 years of age), should submit a detailed abstract of approximately 1,000 words on the proposed lecture. They should also submit a short curriculum vitae and the name of a proposer who is familiar with their work. Entries should be sent by the 29 July 2011 to  
Dr Seán Lyons
Honorary Secretary, The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
c/o Economic and Social Research Institute
Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2.

Winners since the mid-1980s:

Clinch, J. Peter; Delaney, Liam; Harmon, Colm; Horgan, John J.;Johnston, Joseph J.;Kane, Aidan;Kearns, Alan; Keeney, Mary J.;Lane, Philip R.; Lawless, Martina; Lee, George; Lucey Brian M.; Lucey, Siobhan; Muckley, Cal; McCoy, Daniel A.; McNicholas, P. D.; Meenan, James; O’Rourke, Kevin; O’Toole, Ronnie; Oldham, C.H.; O’Neill, Donal; Thornhill, Donal J. and Whelan, Ciara.

Environmental Economics Seminar

Venue: Economic and Social Research Institute, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

Date: 30 May 2011


14:00 Introduction

Richard Tol

14:15 Environmental pressure by household type

Sean Lyons and Richard Tol

14:45 Vegetarians in the UK and Ireland

Eimear Leahy, Sean Lyons and Richard Tol

15:15 Spatial pressures on the environment

Edgar Morgenroth

15:45 Break

16:15 Energy use in industry

Liam Murphy and Stefanie Haller

16:45 The impact of smart meters

Conor Devitt, Sean Lyons and Anne Nolan

17:15 General discussion

Entrance is free. All are welcome. For planning purposes, please register if you intend to attend this seminar.