9.15- 9.45

Registration and Opening

9.45-10.45

1. Education and Children

2. Industrial Policy

 

CHAIR: Minister Frances Fitzgerald (D/Children and Youth Affairs)

1.Orla Doyle (UCD/Geary) Experimental Evidence on the Early Effectiveness of Intervention in Childhood

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2.Emer Smyth (ESRI) School factors and student outcomes: insights from longitudinal research

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CHAIR: Declan Hughes (Forfás)


1.Donal Palcic & Eoin Reeves (UL) Privatisation: past performance and prospects.

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2.Fergal McCann SMEs in Ireland: Contributions, Credit and Economic Crisis (Central Bank)

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11:15-12:45

3. The Labour Market

4. Economics and Evaluation

 

CHAIR: John McKeon (D/Social Protection)

1.Eilish Kelly (ESRI), Seamus McGuiness (ESRI), Philip O’Connell (UCD/Geary) Activation in Ireland: Are we on the Right Path?

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2.Bryan Fanning (UCD) Why did Ireland become so open to immigration?

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3. Frank Walsh (UCD) The union wage premium in Ireland

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CHAIR: Frances Ruane (ESRI)

1.Ronnie Downes (D/Public Expenditure and Reform) Economics & Evaluation in the Public Service – Capacity and Commitment?

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2.Gail Birkbeck (Atlantic Philantrophies) Evaluating Services and Expenditures in the Social sector

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3.Helena Lenihan (UL), Evaluating the impact of enterprise/industrial policy supports: developing new methods and approaches

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14.00-16.00

Plenary Session: Political Economy of Austerity

 

CHAIR: Robert Watt (D/Public Expenditure and Reform)

1. Niamh Hardiman (UCD) The politics of austerity budgets

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2. Michael Taft (UNITE) The Great Stagnation

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3. Frank Barry (TCD), European Integration and Austerity

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4. Colm McCarthy, Dubrovnik International University, What Kind of Banking Union for the Eurozone?

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