The 11th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on November 30th in Dublin, jointly organised by researchers in ESRI and UCD. 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. To register for this workshop click here

As well as the annual workshop we have developed a broader network to meet more regularly to discuss work at the intersection of economics, psychology, and policy. This has had five meet-ups so far, as well as some offshoot sessions. Anyone interested in this area is welcome to attend.  There are currently over 450 people signed up to the network and the events have been very lively and interesting. There are several more planned for throughout 2018/2019 and we welcome suggestions.

11th Annual Workshop on Economics, Psychology, and Policy in Ireland

UCD Geary Institute Seminar Room

30th November 2018

8:50 - 9:00Registration and Welcome
9.00 - 10.15Behavioural Economics and Regulation

Shane Timmons (ESRI): “Mortgage Switching”

Oana Peia (UCD): “Experimental evidence on bank runs under partial deposit insurance”. (with Radu Vranceanu)

10.15 - 10.30Coffee
10.30 - 11.45Behavioural Economics and Policy Applications:

Cameron Belton (ESRI) “An Experimental Study of Smart Meters and Time-of-Use Tariffs”

Robert Murphy (Department of Health). “Waiting List Validation: Improving Patient Engagement with a Behaviourally Informed Letter”

Kevin Devereux (UCD) “Re-evaluating the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: Correcting for Procrastination”
11.45 - 12.45Keynote 1:

Professor Erik Angner (Stockholm): “Nudging as Design”
12.45 - 1.30Lunch
1.30 - 2.30Behavioural Economics, Ethics, and Law:

Liam Delaney (UCD) “Towards an Ethical Framework for Behavioural Applications” (with Leo Lades)

Sarah Arduin (TCD) “The preservation of choice when regulating epistemic uncertainty: the case of inclusive education”
2.30 - 2.45Coffee
2.45 - 4 Methods in Behavioural Public Policy:

Till Weber (UCD) “The Geary Institute Behavioural Experimental Laboratory”

Leonhard Lades (UCD & EnvEcon) “Naturalistic Methods in Behavioural Public Policy”

Deirdre Robertson (ESRI) “Pre-Testing Calorie Posting Legislation” (with Pete Lunn)
4 -5Keynote 2:

Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin (Leeds & Carnegie Mellon): “Decision-making competence across the life span”