We are glad to announce that the 14th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on December 14th, 2021 virtually on Zoom.

The event will take place between 12pm and 5pm.

The conference is jointly organised by the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group located at the UCD Geary Institute, the ESRI Behavioural Research Unit, and the Department for Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. Registration to attend is free of charge. The event takes place on Zoom.

For more information about last years’ conferences, click the following links: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

To register for the conference please click here: https://lse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-uqrT0pGNfU3hi08fvyFkPiYpdHapgA


Preliminary schedule

12.00 – 12.15: Welcome


12.15 – 12.30: Olga Poluektova (ESRI) on “A Scoping Review and Behavioural Analysis of Non-clinical Factors Underlying Antibiotic Overprescription”

12.30 – 12.45: Ge Ge (Oslo & Visiting Fellow at UCD) on “Predicting strategic medical choices: An application of a quantal response equilibrium choice model”

12.45 – 13.00: Emma Howard (TUD) on “Risk perception and vaccination nudges in the context of Covid 19″

13.00 – 13.15: Marius Claudy (UCD) on “Vaccination Status, Attribution of Blame, and Willingness to Help Covid-19 Patients”

13.15 – 13.45: Late Lunch Chat (Bring your lunch – if you want to)


13.45 – 14.00: Ylva Andersson (ESRI) on “The effect of nutritional labelling on consumer behaviour”

14.00 – 14.15: Kate Laffan (UCD) on “Encouraging behavioural shifts towards sustainable diets: Understanding intention-behaviour gaps”

14.15 – 14.30: Kieran Mohr (ESRI) on “A Smartphone app to monitor hot water use: An online pre-test of design features”

14.30 – 14.45: Shane Timmons (ESRI) on “Climate change comprehension and support for mitigation”

14.45 – 15.00: Hannah Julienne (SEAI) on “Promoting the awareness and uptake of debt solutions”

15.00 – 15.30 Break

Wellbeing, Experiments and Burden

15.30 – 15.45: Lucie Martin (UCD) on “Administrative Burden & Inequality”

15.45 – 16.00: Karen Arulsamy (UCD) on “The impact of adolescent psychological distress on access and participation in employer sponsored retirement plans in the US”

16.00 – 16.15: Michael Daly (Maynooth) on “Pandemic policies and psychological distress in the US”

16.15 – 17.00: Reflections

Please feel free to contact Prof Liam Delaney under L.D.Delaney@lse.ac.uk or Dr Leonhard Lades under leonhard.lades@ucd.ie if you have any questions.