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UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy
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UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

Research, Analysis, Evidence

The UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy is a centre of excellence for policy-relevant, theoretically- informed, empirically-grounded research. The Institute supports research in empirical social and behavioural sciences and brings together researchers to stimulate discussion on theories, methodologies and empirical results.

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Behavioural Science and Public Policy
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Behavioural Science and Public Policy

The research team consists of a core group of faculty, researchers and PhD students, a wide network of research affiliates, and external stakeholders.

Our aims are to contribute in a meaningful way to the international development of the field of behavioural science and to be a key site for the integration of this field into public policy.

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Early Childhood Research: The Preparing for Life Legacy Study
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Early Childhood Research: The Preparing for Life Legacy Study

Preparing for Life (PFL) is a community-led initiative operated by the Northside Partnership in Dublin

It was initially evaluated over an 8-year period (2008-2016) by the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy under the direction of Dr. Orla Doyle.

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The Political Economy Of The European Periphery
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The Political Economy Of The European Periphery

The Eurozone economic crisis affected Ireland, Portugal, Greece, and Spain particularly severely.

All were ‘peripheral’ economies in the 1970s and 1980s, in the sense of being late industrializers with a late transition from agriculture-based economies. Cohesion Funds helped facilitate their convergence with the EU average.

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Labour Politics and the EU\'s New Economic Governance Regime
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Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime

European Research Council project

Until recently, European labour politics has mainly been shaped by horizontal market integration through the free movement of goods, capital, services and people. After the financial crisis, the latter has been complemented by vertical integration effected through the direct surveillance of member states. The resulting NEG opens contradictory possibilities for labour movements in Europe.

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Misfires Innovating Together for Better Markets
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Misfires Innovating Together for Better Markets

H2020 European Research Council Consolidator project

The project, led by Prof Susi Geiger, refocuses the issues of market failures and market design from economic principles towards collaboration and participation. It takes a sociological angle to investigate problems and concerns in healthcare markets, such as overpricing, limited access to medicines and data privacy issues.

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Sexual Exploitation Research Programme
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Sexual Exploitation Research Programme

SERP

SERP was established in 2017 by Emeritus Associate Professor Ursula Barry in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin. SERP is now led by Associate Professor Dr Marie Keenan. In 2020, SERP joined UCD’s Geary Institute for Public Policy.

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Environmental Policy
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Environmental Policy

UCD Environmental Policy has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for research and teaching on environmental policy issues. UCD Environmental Policy researchers have been central to national and international debates and policy action and

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Administrative Burdens and Environmental Policies
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Administrative Burdens and Environmental Policies

Assessing Administrative Burdens as Barriers to Implementation of Ireland’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

The Government of Ireland is currently at the early stages of implementation of the 2021 Climate Action Plan. The ABICAP21 project aims to support the implementation of the measures outlined in the Climate Action Plan

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SOHAM
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SOHAM

Sociology of Humans and Machines (SOHAM)

Sociology of Humans and Machines (SOHAM) Lab, led by Assoc Prof Taha Yasseri, is focused on developing the sociology of the hybrid environments that our societies are embedded in today. 

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ESS
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ESS

European Social Survey

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national
survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001.

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GUIDE
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GUIDE

Growing Up in Digital Europe

The Growing Up in Digital Europe (GUIDE) is Europe’s first research infrastructure on a
comparative birth cohort study of children’s and young people’s well-being.

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Equal Strength
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Equal Strength

A Horizon Europe project funded by the European Union

The objective is to investigate structural forms of discrimination, outgroup prejudice and hate crimes against ethnic, racial and religious minorities in Europe

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Contact the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4615 | E: geary@ucd.ie