Research, Analysis, Evidence
The mission of the Geary Institute is to foster research excellence and relevance and specifically to:
Founded in 1999, the Geary Institute received funding from the Higher Education Authority and private donors under cycles 1 and 3 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions. The total funding committed was €6.5 million. A large part of the allocated funding in Cycle 1 was used to construct and equip a new Institute building, which became operational in January 2002.
In 2005, the Institute was renamed in honour of Roy Geary (1896–1983), a UCD graduate and social scientist whose seminal research in the area of statistics, economics, demography and national accounting remains to this day, central to study in these fields.
Within a few years of establishment the Institute attained a strong reputation in Ireland and Europe and has a growing international reputation as a centre of excellence in microeconomics, quantitative social sciences and behavioural social science, leveraging the concept of Ireland as a unique laboratory for evidence-based policy formation.
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