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

Terrence McDonagh, RIP

Terry McDonagh passed away this week. A professor at NUI, Galway for many years, he was an inspiring teacher and a key researcher in more heterodox approaches to economics. I studied under him and recall his clear lecturing style, his wit, and his dedication to the ideas he thought most important. Readers may wish to submit their own tributes to Terry in the comments below.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

Peter Neary, RIP

Prof. Peter Neary has died. Readers interested should check out his webpage and CV for a sense of the depth and breadth of his contributions to the international trade literature. His work was recently celebrated by his former UCD colleagues and can be watched here. Please use the comment function if you’d like to pay tribute to a great economist.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

Two Economist-Statistician Vacancies in Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank is looking to fill two economist-statistician roles, in the following two areas.

The first role will be responsible for Quarterly Financial accounts (QFA). The QFA provides comprehensive information not only on the economic activities of households, non-financial corporates, financial corporations and Government, but also on the interactions between these sectors as well as the rest of the world. The successful candidate will work on developing the methodological aspects of QFA, lead the research and analysis of the Distributional Financial Accounts and ensure the ECB and national requirements and timelines are met.

The second role will oversee analysis of the Pension Fund and Insurance Corporation statistical collections. The team is responsible for collection and analysis of data on the insurance corporation and pension fund sectors in Ireland. The successful candidate will contribute towards the analytical development of a new statistical series on the Irish pension fund sector and coordinate ECB statistical requirements across both areas.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th June. For further details, including how to apply, see the Central Bank careers webpage.

Economic Recovery Plan

Details of the Economic Recovery Plan are available here.