The IEA Annual Conference is the highlight of the Association’s activities and takes place in early May at different locations around Ireland.

The Annual conference features two international plenary lectures – the Edgeworth Lecture and the ESR Lecture – as well as a number of invited and contributed paper sessions.  Each year we award a number of prizes including the Denis Conniffe prize for the best paper by a young economist, the Brendan Walsh prize for the best paper published in the Economic and Social Review, the Novartis prize for the best health economics paper, and the Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE) prize for the best paper presented by a women economist.

The first conference took place in 1986, and since then, continues to grow in popularity attracting both national and international economists.

Irish Economic Association Annual Conference 2022

The 35th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference will be organised by the University of Limerick and held in the Castletroy Park Hotel on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th, 2022. The Conference is ‘in-person’ only and sessions will not be recorded or livestreamed.

REGISTER NOW: You can still register for the Conference at The fees are as follows:

  • Regular Fee: €230.00
  • Member Fee: €130.00
  • Student Fee (IEA Member institution):  €75.00
  • Student Fee (non-IEA Member institution):  €105.00

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: The Conference Programme is available to view here.

The keynote speakers will be Prof. Sandra Black, Professor of Economics and of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and Prof. Silvana Tenreyo, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Association invited submissions of papers to be considered for the conference programme. Preference was given to submissions that include a full paper. Papers could be on any area in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. The deadline for submissions has passed.