Professor Cass Sunstein spoke in UCD on New Directions in Behaviourally Informed Policy

Professor Cass Sunstein spoke in UCD on New Directions in Behaviourally Informed Policy

Geary researcher awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Daly, who was awarded a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to work in the Geary Institute

Enhancing Police and Industry Practice EU Child Online Safety Project Launched

This report draws together the findings from the European Child Online Safety Project which was funded by the European Commission ISEC fund. The project was led by Professor Julia Davidson Middlesex University, UK with partners from and the Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland (Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Aiken, Dr Carly Cheevers and R.A Ciaran Haughton), University of Tilburg, Netherlands; University of Kore, Enna, Italy; Cyberpsychology Research Centre, Royal College of Surgeons; and FDE Institute of Criminology, Mantova, Italy.

PFL Final Results Conference

This year marked the launch of the results of Preparing for Life (PFL), a ground-breaking early childhood intervention conducted by The Geary Institute for Public Policy, in collaboration with Northside Partnership, The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Launch of Europol Pathways Project

Paladin Capital announces funding for research into the motivations of young people to become cybercriminals

Mapping the State: Design as a Tool for Organisational Change

Mapping the State: Design as a Tool for Organisational Change

Geary Research Conference: Health at Work

UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy conference on Health at Work

IRC Award Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

IRC for Geary Researcher Ms Ailbhe Booth

IRC Award Transitions towards Equality

IRC for Geary Researcher Ms Barbara Moore

Fulbright Award for Geary Researcher

Fulbright Award for Geary Researcher Ms Mary Carey

Director presentation on Reform in Active Labour Market Policy In Ireland

On June 2nd, Philip O’Connell, Director of the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy made a presentation on Reform in Active Labour Market Policy In Ireland

New Report “Creating Credit, not Debt” by Georges Gloukoviezoff UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

The Report examines the need for a personal microloan scheme in Ireland, taking into account similar existing programmes in other jurisdictions

Social Networks and Economic Activities - an Embedded Economy Perspective

Social Networks and Economic Activities - an Embedded Economy Perspective

EU Commissioners, Carlos Moedas and Phil Hogan visit UCD

EU Commissioners, Carlos Moedas and Phil Hogan visit UCD

Irish Economic Conference 2015 Institute of Bankers 25th February 2015

Irish Economic Conference 2015 Institute of Bankers 25th March 2015

A Comparative Perspective on Public Sector Reform in Ireland

Professor Niamh Hardiman (SPIRe and UCD Geary Fellow) organized a well-attended event on public sector reform in comparative European perspective. This round-table discussion, held on the NUI on Merrion Square on 23 January, brought together a diverse range of senior civil servants, academics and practitioners.

Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities? by Dr Marie Keenan

‘Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?’ Achieving justice for victims of sexual crime A collaborative study by Dr Marie Keenan (Principal Investigator) of the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin, Facing Forward - A Restorative Justice Organisation, with Bernadette Fahy, Counselling Psychologist

The Current Issue of The Economic & Social Review features 4 papers by UCD Geary researchers

The current issue of The Economic and Social Review, the leading Irish economic and applied social science journal, (Vol 45, No 3, Autumn (2014)) features 4 papers by UCD Geary researchers:

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection visits UCD Social Protection Policy Workshop, Sept 9th, 2014

Joan Burton, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, and Philip O’Connell, Director of the UCD Geary Institute, at the UCD Social Protection Policy Workshop, Sept 9th, 2014

Dr Kevin Denny appeared on Newstalk FM’s Sarah Carey program

Geary Fellow Dr Kevin Denny appeared on Newstalk FM’s Sarah Carey program on Saturday 5th July to discuss the proposed introduction of universal health insurance and its possible implications for primary care

Launch of Preparing for Life Phase II

The second phase of the Preparing for Life early childhood intervention programme was launched on the 28th May 2014 by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The original programme, which is being evaluated by the Early Childhood Research Team at the Geary Institute, has found that the programme has had a number of positive effects on the children’s health and development at age two.

Geary Case Study on Industry Partnership

As part of UCD’s new Enterprise Gateway, a series of case studies of UCD-industry collaborations were published. One is the Geary Institute’s series of masterclasses in policy evaluation in collaboration with the civil service. Geary’s Kevin Denny and civil servant Ronnie Downes explain how this worked.

Visit of UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks to Geary

Visit of UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks to Geary on 7 May 2014. The visit included a short tour of the Institute followed by a number of short presentations by Fellows on research programmes supported at Geary. There was also a short Q&A session with the President.

Dr. Orla Doyle, Geary research fellow and lecturer in the School of Economics, has been elected Chair of the Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Dr. Orla Doyle, Geary research fellow and lecturer in the School of Economics, has been elected Chair of the Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Plotting new pathways to health - Devhealth Project

Certain sections of society suffer from poorer health than others. An EU-funded project based in Dublin is analysing multiple types of data to determine which factors most influence health and how new policies can help to reduce ‘health inequalities’.

Article by Geary researcher Kevin Denny and Cormac O Gráda on recent attitudes to immigrants in Ireland

Article by Geary researcher Kevin Denny and Cormac O Gráda on recent attitudes to immigrants in Ireland featured in Vox

'The European periphery and European integration' which was held in Newman House, St. Stephen's Green, on Tuesday 3 December.

Niamh Hardiman organized a conference on 'The European periphery and European integration' which was held in Newman House, St. Stephen's Green, on Tuesday 3 December.

Dr Kevin Denny, Geary fellow, published a letter in the British Medical Journal

Dr Kevin Denny, Geary fellow, published a letter in the British Medical Journal (05/11/2013) on how health in Ireland has not declined since the onset of the recession.

TheJournal.ie published a column (03/11/2013) by Geary fellow Dr Kevin Denny on behavioural economics

Dr Kevin Denny, Geary researcher and UCD economics lecturer, publishes a column on thejournal.ie website where he discusses behavioural economics

Geary and the Harris School at University of Chicago host further successful masterclass in programme design and evaluation in public policy

Geary and the Harris School at University of Chicago host further successful masterclass in programme design and evaluation in public policy

Professor Philip O’Connell appointed Director of UCD Geary Institute

Philip O’Connell is Director of the UCD Geary Institute and Professor of Applied Social Science. Prior to coming to UCD in January 2013, he was Head of Social Research at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. He received his doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington and taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Conference on Irish Economy

Institute of Bankers, 1st February 2013

Dr Diane Payne is appointed member of the Management Committee for the new Action on Computational Social Choice.

Dr Diane Payne is appointed member of the Management Committee for the new Action on Computational Social Choice.

Feeding the World in 2050 - A Policy Symposium

UCD O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Ireland January 15th & 16th 2013

Fat and Sugar Taxes: Will they solve the problem?

Fat and Sugar Taxes: Will they solve the problem?

Dynamics Lab PhD Student Success

Dynamics Lab PhD Student Success

Healthcare Regulation and Governance: How can we improve quality and safety in Ireland?

One Day Conference

What are we changing, exactly? - Niamh Hardiman

UCD and Geary research on governance and institutions cited in Sunday Business Post article

Understanding institutional conversion: the case of the National Reporting and Learning System

Geary Researcher organised and participated in Anglo-Japanese research workshop on patient safety

Barrington prize 2011/12 awarded to Dr Orla Doyle (UCD School of Economics and UCD Geary Institute)

Dr Orla Doyle (UCD School of Economics and UCD Geary Institute) has been awarded the Barrington Prize for her research in the economic and social sciences. In the Barrington Lecture, she examined whether targeted, early interventions aimed at at-risk families, can reduce socioeconomic inequalities in children’s skills and capabilities.

Fat and Sugar Taxes: Will they solve the problem?

On the 8th of June, the Geary Institute, in conjunction with the UCD Institute of Food and Health, will be hosting a seminar on Fat and Sugar Taxes

Behavioural Seminar - Racial Intermarriage and Household Production - Professor Shoshana Amyra Grossbard

Racial Intermarriage and Household Production: Are There Compensating Differentials?

Behavioural Seminar - Implementation and Evaluation Research - Dr. Susan Sierau

Implementation and Evaluation Research - Results of the German pilot project‚ Pro Kind

UCD/UL/DEW Conference on Irish Economic Policy

On January 27th 2012, the Geary Institute will run a conference on the future of Irish economy policy in Dublin.

Geary researcher Kevin Denny was quoted in an Irish Independent article on beauty and the labour market

Geary researcher Kevin Denny was quoted in an Irish Independent article on beauty and the labour market

Book Release: Poverty and Deprivation in Europe by Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan have a book that is being published this month by Oxford University Press titled Poverty and Deprivation in Europe.

Call for Applications: Extreme Scale Social Network Simulations

The Dynamics Lab at UCD CASL and the Geary Institute in University College Dublin, in collaboration with the newly established IBM Dublin Research Lab is seeking PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to work in the area of "Extreme Scale Social Network Simulations".

The Experience of Unemployment in Ireland: A Thematic Analysis

UCD Geary Institute releases a Working Paper reporting on the results of 13 semi-structured focus groups carried out with unemployed respondents across Ireland in 2010.

Geary researcher Kevin Denny presented at the Fair Admissions to Higher Education conference

Geary researcher Kevin Denny presented at the Fair Admissions to Higher Education conference at the University of Manchester, July 7th-8th

UCD Geary Institute Insight

UCD Geary Institute Insight - Issue 6, April 2011

Geary Institute wins ERC Advanced Investigator grant of €2.5m

Lead by Professor Jim Heckman, UCD Professor of Science and Society, and in collaboration with research teams at Essex and Bristol, this programme will study the origins and the evolution of health inequalities over the life course and across generations, and the role played by cognition, personality, genes, and environments.

EU 7th Framework Project 'GINI'

Researchers affiliated with the Geary Institute are involved in an EU 7th Framework project “GINI” which studies the economic and educational drivers and the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequality with novel contributions on the measurement of income, wealth and education inequality.

The Geary Institute student intern programme

The Geary Institute Intern programme has been running for a number of years. It offers research experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students, often fully paid but sometimes as a part of course requirements from international universities.

From Angela's ashes to the Celtic tiger: Early life conditions and adult health in Ireland By Liam Delaney, Mark McGovern and James P Smith

We use data from the Irish census and exploit regional and temporal variation in infant mortality rates over the 20th century to examine effects of early life conditions on later life health. The urban mortality penalty collapsed in Ireland in the years right after World War II. Our main identification is public health interventions centred on improved sanitation and food safety, which we believed played a leading role in eliminating the Irish urban infant mortality penalty. Our estimates suggest that a unit decrease in mortality rates at time of birth reduces the probability of being disabled as an adult by about 12 - 18%.

Growth and remit of state institutions and agencies mapped for first time

A database tracing the development of Irish state institutions and agencies since the founding of the Free Irish State has been developed by researchers at University College Dublin (UCD). The data shows the continuity and change in the structures, budgets and personnel of these institutions. It provides comprehensive data for considering how departments and public bodies might work together more effectively. The Irish State Administration Database (ISAD) was officially launched on 11th November 2010 by the Minister of State for Public Service Transformation, Dara Calleary TD.

The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre

New Online Tool Launched to Assist Irish Companies Grow their Businesses Through Innovation

UCD Geary Institute Insight

UCD Geary Institute Insight - Issue 5, November 2010

Podcast: The Psychology Behind Investing

RaboDirect talks to Dr Liam Delaney about the psychology behind our investment decisions. Liam looks at what really makes us tick when it comes to making decisions about our finances, our weakness for following the status quo, how our emotions guide us and the biggest differences between men and woman when it comes to investing. We also get some insights to the steps we can take to help avoid making the most obvious mistakes. "Organizing for Growth: Irish Public Administration 1958-2008" – Dr Niamh Hardiman and Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh "Governance as Polity: An Institutional Approach to the Evolution of the Role of the State", Dr Niamh Hardiman and Dr Colin Scott (UCD School of Law)

Geary Researchers’ articles make top ten in SSRN

Papers by UCD Geary Institute researchers were among the top ten downloaded articles in recent months in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Poor students 'just as likely to gain good degree'

Geary research on access programmes featured in the Telegraph

On a dubious theory of cross-country differences in intelligence

Kevin Denny has published a paper in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology (2009) "On a dubious theory of cross-country differences in intelligence"

The Irish Credit Bubble

Morgan Kelly writes about the Irish Credit Bubble.

Returns to basic skills in central and eastern Europe : A semi-parametric approach

This article uses semi-parametric econometric techniques to investigate the relationship between basic skills and earnings in three post-communist countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia, using the International Adult Literacy Survey dataset. It finds that including a measure of basic skills in a Mincer model reduces the returns to education. In addition, using a partially linear model, in which log earnings is linear in education but is an arbitrary function of basic skills, it finds that this relationship is not well described by the common assumption of linearity at the tails of the distribution.

New Two-Year Programme - TCD-UCD Masters degree in Development Practice (MDP)

The MDP is a new two-year programme that offers a world class training and education in development practice at graduate level. The first intake of students will be in September 2010. The Masters in Development Practice will develop the core competencies required by practitioners in international development. The four pillars of the MDP are Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics, Management and Health Sciences. Particular emphasis will be laid upon the interconnectedness between politics, governance, civil society, health, environmental conflict and climate change, amongst others. The MDP will be delivered jointly by TCD and UCD in collaboration with the National University of Rwanda, Realizing Rights, Trócaire, Kimmage Development Studies Centre and Earthmind. Students will be jointly registered at TCD and UCD. The National University of Rwanda is a key partner and students will spend a portion of time completing cross-disciplinary fieldwork in Rwanda as well as in Geneva and Liberia.

Oral exams 'would make school system fairer for left handers'

Geary research by Kevin Denny and Vincent O’Sullivan featured in the Telegraph

UCD Geary Institute Insight

UCD Geary Institute Insight - Issue 4, April 2010

Geary researchers have a Top 10 downloaded article

The article “Does voting history matter? Analysing persistence in voter turnout” by Kevin Denny and Orla Doyle was one of the top 10 downloaded articles in the American Journal of Political Science in 2009 out of a total of 145,266 articles downloaded through Blackwell Synergy and Wiley InterScience.

UCD Geary Institute Insight

UCD Geary Institute Insight - Issue 3, September 2009

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