Below are all the resources from the IEA Annual Conference 2021 hosted by TCD Economics (held online) on 6-7 May 2021.

Irish Economic Association Annual Conference 2021

The 34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference was organised by Trinity College Dublin and held virtually on 6-7 May 2021.

The Association invited submissions of papers to be considered for the conference programme in any area in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. Preference was given to submissions that include a full paper.  In all, 103 papers were delivered across 28 sessions, with 185 (virtual) attendees.

The final programme is available to download here.

The keynote guest lectures (Day 1 and 2) and panel discussion (Day 2) videos are accessible below.

Day 1: Prof. Ulrike Malmendier, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

The Economic and Social Review Guest Lecture

Title: ‘Experience Effects in Economics – Lessons from Past and Current Crises’


Day 2: Prof. Hélène Rey, Professor of Economics at the London Business School

Edgeworth Guest Lecture

Title: ‘Answering the Queen: Machine learning and financial crises’


There were 2 lunchtime panel discussions (on gender equality, hosted by the Irish Society for Women in Economics, and on Brexit).

Day 2: John Fitzgerald (Trinity College Dublin), Dawn Holland (National Institute of Economic and Social Research) and Martina Lawless (Economic and Social Research Institute – ESRI)

Topic: ‘The long-term economic effects of Brexit: what we know and what we don’t yet know’


Three prizes were also awarded as follows:

  • Novartis Prize for Best Health Economics Paper: Edward Henry and John Cullinan (NUI Galway) for their paper ‘Mental health spillovers from serious family illness: doubly robust estimation using EQ-5D-5L population normative data’
  • Denis Conniffe Prize for Best Young Economist Paper: Diego Zambiasi (University College Dublin)  for his paper ‘ Drugs on the web, crime in the streets the impact of Dark Web marketplaces on street crime’
  • Brendan Walsh Prize for Best Paper published in the Economic and Social Review in 2020: Judith Delaney and Paul Devereux for their paper ‘How Gender and Prior Disadvantage Predict Performance in College.


On behalf of the Irish Economic Association, a big thank you to all for attending and contributing.

Carol Newman, Davide Romelli and Michael Wycherley


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