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 2023

The 36th Annual IEA Conference was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone, Co. Westmeath on 4-5 May 2023. The conference programme is available here.

The conference had two presentation types:

  1. Full paper presentation; and
  2. Flash Talks (new initiative aimed at encouraging early stage researchers wishing to get exposure of their research to the wider economics community).

Information and photos from the 2023 and all previous conferences are accessible via the right-hand menu on this page.