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