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Programme for the 2020/21 session

Date

Topic

Venue and Time

22 October 2020 Top Incomes in Ireland: Reconciling Evidence from Tax Records and Household Survey Data by Tim Callan (Geary Institute, UCD), Karina Doorley (ESRI) and Alyvia McTague (ESRI). The discussants of the paper are Aedin Doris (Maynooth University) and Robert Sweeney (TASC). Online at 4:30pm. To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
26 November 2020 Symposium titled Jurisprudence and its impact upon Public Policy.Contributions from Attorney General Paul Gallagher SC, Margaret Gray SC QC and Michael McDowell SC.
 
Online at 4:30pm. To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
21 January 2021 Barrington Lecture titled Has Fuel Poverty Changed and How Should Policy Respond? Charting fuel poverty in Ireland, 1987-2015, by Dr. Niall Farrell of Queen's University Belfast. Proposed amendments to the Laws and Consititution of SSISI also received their first reading.
 
Online at 5:00pm.To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
25 March 2021 Income Volatility on Dairy Farms in Ireland by Jason Loughrey (Teagasc), Declan O’Connor (MTU), Trevor Donnellan (Teagasc), Thia Hennessy (UCC) and Fiona Thorne (Teagasc). The paper is available to read and download here. The proposer of the vote of thanks will be Tadhg Buckley (IFA). Proposed amendments to the Laws and Consititution of SSISI also received their second reading.
 

29 April 2021 Symposium titled "International Trade and Investment Agreements: Fit for Future Purpose." In the light of recent changes in the international trading environment and perceived pushing back against globalization, the symposium focuses on the role played by international agreements relating to trade and investment. Speakers: Chris Barton, Director General of Trade Negotiations, Department for International Trade; H.E. Ailish Campbell, Canada’s Ambassador to the EU; and Dr. Martina Lawless (ESRI).
 
Online at 5:00pm.To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
27 May 2021
A high-frequency model of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland and its trading partners during 2020 by Donal Smith (Dept of Finance), Luke Rehill (Dept of Finance) and Haicheng Shu (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China). The vote of thanks will be proposed by David W Higgins (Carraig Hill). Online at 4:30pm. To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
17 June 2021
A review of fifteen years of Ireland's corporation tax returns by Jean Acheson & Donough Lawlor (Revenue Commissioners). Online at 4:30pm. To register for this webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Programme for the 2019/20 session

30 October 2019 (Wednesday) Measuring Poverty Around the World, by Tony Atkinson: An Overview by Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia) and John Micklewright (UCL). Discussants: Tricia Keilthy (St Vincent de Paul and UCD) and Brian Nolan (INET, University of Oxford). Royal Irish Academy,
19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
at 5:30pm
14 November 2019 Future Life Expectancies in Ireland by Rabia Naqvi and Shane Whelan (UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics). Discussants: Eoin Dormer (Department of Public Expenditure & Reform) and Tony Jeffery (Society of Actuaries In Ireland). Royal Irish Academy,
19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
at 5:30pm
23 January 2020 Understanding income inequality in Ireland by Barra Roantree (Economic & Social Research Institute & Trinity College Dublin). Royal Irish Academy,
19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
at 5:30pm
27 February 2020 Understanding income inequality in Ireland by Barra Roantree (Economic & Social Research Institute & Trinity College Dublin). Those intending to attend the meeting please notify Chloe Horan, of the Office of the Director General, at DGOffice@cso.ie. Central Statistics Office, Skehard Road, Cork at 1:00pm
9 April 2020 The Northern Ireland Economy: Problems and Prospects by John FitzGerald  (TCD) and Edgar L.W. Morgenroth (DCU). Slides also available.
Online at 4:30pm; we are asking that those who wish to attend register their interest through the meeting's Eventbrite page. Details to join will then be sent on Thursday 9th, ahead of the meeting itself, by email.
23 April 2020 Symposium entitled "Science-Policy Interfaces and the Environment", with three contributions: The Future is Now: The Science-Policy Interface for achieving Sustainable Development, by Astra Bonini (UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs); Developing solutions and informing Irish policymakers across the pillars of Climate, Water & Sustainability (Dorothy Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency); and Benchmarking Ireland's performance on Environmental SDG targets for policy-making (Patrick Paul Walsh, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and an Honorary Secretary of the Society) Online at 5:00pm; we are asking that those who wish to attend register their interest through the meeting's Eventbrite page. Details to join will then be sent on Tuesday April 21st, ahead of the meeting itself, by email.
21 May 2020 Symposium entitled "Understanding the Covid19 pandemic and its consequences", with six short contributions (slides are here):
  • "The epidemiology of Covid-19: Learning from the past and modelling for the future" by Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin);
  • "The impact of covid19 on income and employment: early evidence from administrative data" by Jean Acheson (Revenue Commissioners);
  • "Measuring the economic impact of covid19 in real time" by Reamonn Lydon (Central Bank of Ireland); 
  • "Covid19 and the Northern Irish economy: initial insights" by Conor Lambe (Danske Bank);
  • "What has Covid-19 told us about inequality in Ireland?"  by Shana Cohen (TASC); and
  • "Business in a compressed economy" by Gerard Brady (Ibec).
Online at 4:30pm; we are asking that those who wish to attend register their interest through the meeting's Eventbrite page. Details to join will then be sent on May 19th, ahead of the meeting itself, by email.
 

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