The 37th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference, organised by the Discipline of Economics, University of Galway, took place from 9-10 May at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway. The keynote speakers were Prof. Costas Meghir, Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University, and Prof. Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School. This year the conference also included a number of pre-conference events, including an economics teaching workshop, a panel discussion on AI and economics, and an IEA-sponsored reception. There was also a report on undergraduate economics education at universities across the island of Ireland delivered by The Centre for Economy Studies, a reception sponsored by the Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE), as well as the annual ISWE-IEA 5k Run/Walk.

  • The conference programme can be found here

Photo highlights of the conference are below.


Panel Discussion on AI and Economics

Left to Right: John McHale (University of Galway), Matteo Pograxha (Trinity College Dublin), John McCarthy (Department of Finance), Sharyn O’Halloran (Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University), and Caitríona Malone (EY Ireland).


Keynote 1: Professor Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School)


Novartis Prize Winner: Panka Bencsik (Vanderbilt University) with Orla Doyle (University College Dublin)


Conniffe Prize Winner: Ciarán Mac Domhnaill (University College Dublin) with Reamonn Lydon (Central Bank of Ireland)


Brendan Walsh Prize Winners: Darragh Flannery (ESR Managing Editor) with Mark Regan (Parliamentary Budget Office), Dora Tuda (ESRI), and Karina Doorley (ESRI).


Keynote 2: Professor Costas Meghir (Yale University)


The IEA Conference Runners!


The Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE) drinks reception


ISWE Prize Winner: Giorgia Conte (Trinity College Dublin) with Oana Peia (University College Dublin).

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