Call for papers

We are glad to announce that the 16th Annual Irish Conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at the UCD Smurfit School on the UCD Blackrock Campus. The conference is organised by a team of researchers from the Marketing Subject Area at the UCD Smurfit School and the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group at the Geary Institute.

The purpose of the conference is to develop the links between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland and beyond. Most presentations will be relatively short to allow networking opportunities. This year’s conference will focus on the role of behavioural science for public policy and consumer behaviour.

The keynote address will be given by Lars Tummers, Professor of Public Administration and Organization Science at Utrecht University. Prof Tummers is one of the initiators of an interdisciplinary field combining psychology and public administration, called “Behavioral Public Administration”. He has published many papers of interest for this conference, including work on Nudge in the news, nudges that are effective and autonomy-preserving, and a seminar article on Behavioral Public Administration. His personal website is

To present, please submit an abstract (max 500 words) before November 15, 2023 here (link to be added). Confirmation of acceptance will be on a roiling basis. Registration for in-person and remote participation will be made available on this website.

We are grateful to funding from UCD Smurfit and a Networking Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to facilitate this event.

For more information about last years’ conferences, click the following links: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.

The conference co-chairs are Suhas Vijayakumar and Leonhard Lades. The Scientific Committee members are Wooyun (Yuna) Yang, Marius Claudy, David DeFranza, and Aiqing Ling.