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CONNIFFE PRIZE WINNER 2017

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Congratulations to Terry O’Malley  (Central Bank of Ireland) on winning the Conniffe  prize for the best paper by a young economist at the 2017 Irish Economic Association Annual Meeting.  Terry received the prize for his paper titled “Moral Hazard in the Mortgage Market: The Impact of Foreclosure Moratoria on Default.”

Revised Curriculum for Leaving Certificate Economics: Update

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Last year the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment initiated a process aimed at updating and revising the curriculum and assessment methods for Leaving Certificate Economics.

On behalf of the IEA, Dr. Kevin Denny (UCD), Dr. Aedin Doris (Maynooth University) & Dr. Stephen Kinsella (UL) prepared a response to the original.

The original NCCA back ground paper is available at NCCA report and the response prepared by the Irish Economic Association is available at IEA Response.

Following the initial comments the NCCA ran a consultation on a new revised draft Leaving Certificate Economics specification.  A link to the draft specification is available here.  At the request of the NCCA Dr. Kevin Denny (UCD), Dr. Aedin Doris (Maynooth University) & Prof. Donal O’Neill (Maynooth University prepared a response to the this draft. This document is available here.

Novartis Prize Winner 2016

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Congratulations to Yuanyuan Ma (TILDA, TCD)  and Anne Nolan (ESRI) on winning the Novartis prize for the best paper in Health Economics at the 2016 Irish Economic Association annual Meeting. Yuanyuan and Anne received the prize for their paper  titled “Public Healthcare Entitlements and Healthcare Utilisation among the Elderly in Ireland” .

Conniffe Prize Winner 2016

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Congratulations to Slawa Rokicki (Harvard University) on winning the Conniffe  prize for the best paper by a young economist at the 2016 Irish Economic Association Annual Meeting.  Slava received the prize for her paper titled “Bias of Standard Errors in Difference in Difference analyses when the Number of Clusters is Small” .

Foundation for Fiscal Studies Miriam Hederman O’Brien Research Prize 2016

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The Foundation for Fiscal Studies (Fiscal.ie) awards an annual prize to recognise outstanding contributors in the area of Irish fiscal policy. A prize of €1,000 will be awarded, together with a commemorative Gold Medal.

 Nominations are invited for work completed during the period 2014 and 2015 which has added to the public knowledge or understanding in areas such as taxation, public expenditure and other related fiscal policy topics. These contributions may include research papers, reports, books, book chapters, blog posts, opinion pieces or any other method which has publically provided new and relevant insights into these topics in Ireland.

 Further details in relation to eligibility are contained in the call for nominations.

 Last year’s prize was awarded in September 2015 to Rónán Hickey and Diarmaid Smyth for their paper  ‘The Financial Crisis in Ireland and Government Revenues‘  which is available to read on the FFS website by following the link.

 The authors presented their paper and received their prize from Minister Harris at an FFS event in the Mansion House  details here.

 Interested parties should note that the closing date for nominations is 30th April 2016 and that nominations of worthy work are encouraged from any party including the authors themselves. Nominations for the Prize should be made by email to info@fiscal.ie.

30th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference

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The 30th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference will be held at NUI Galway on Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th, 2016.

Registration is now open. Those wishing to register can do so by following the instructions here.

The early registration fee (on or before April 22nd) is €100 and €35 respectively for staff and students belonging to a member institution or with individual membership and  €200 and €70 respectively for staff and students who are non-members. Details of Institutional membership can be found here.
A REVISED programme for the conference is available here.
 

30th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference

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The 30th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference will be held at NUI Galway on Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th, 2016.

Brendan Kennelly (brendan.kennelly@nuigalway.ie) and John McHale (john.mchale@nuigalway.ie) are the local organizers.

The Edgeworth Lecture will be given by  Professor Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University) and the ESR guest lecture by Professor Caroline Hoxby (Stanford University).

The Association invites submissions of papers to be considered for the conference programme. Papers may be on any area in Economics, Finance and Econometrics.

The deadline for submitted articles is the 7th of February 2016 and submissions can be made through http://iea2016.exordo.com/

 

Review of Leaving Certificate Economics

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Earlier this year the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment initiated a process aimed at updating and revising the curriculum and assessment methods for Leaving Certificate Economics.  As part of the process the NCCA issued a background paper and called for feedback on this report from the  Economics community.

Given its role as the lead body coordinating economic research and third level teaching in Ireland the IEA felt it was appropriate to engage with this proposed reform of  Leaving Certificate Economics

On behalf of the IEA, Dr. Kevin Denny (UCD), Dr. Aedin Doris (Maynooth University) & Dr. Stephen Kinsella (UL) prepared a response to the NCCA background paper. This report was accepted by the Council of the IEA and subsequently submitted to the NCCA as part of their consultation process.

The original NCCA back ground paper is available at NCCA report and the response prepared by the Irish Economic Association is available at IEA Response.