11th Annual Economics and Psychology Conference


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. If you would like to present at this event please send a 200 word abstract to Liam.Delaney@ucd.ie before Friday 7th September.

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PhD Opportunities in our group on naturalistic monitoring


Our research group in UCD seeks to recruit PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of behavioural economics. While we will consider applications across a wide range of areas, a particular focus of our work is on the development of naturalistic methods such as experience sampling and day reconstruction in behavioural economics to study real-world decision making. Those interested in conducting a PhD in this area should contact Liam Delaney at Liam.Delaney@ucd.ie. Postdoctoral funding opportunities are currently available through the Irish Research Council, and we also aim to advertise more posts during the upcoming year. Indicative projects are below but we [...]

PhD Opportunities in our group on naturalistic monitoring2018-03-31T22:28:15+00:00

Derville Rowland Talk at Geary Institute


Derville Rowland will speak on "Financial Conduct Regulation: Why Understanding Behaviour Matters.". The talk takes place on Wednesday 7th February at 930am in the UCD Geary Institute seminar room. The talk will be followed by a Q+A session ending at 1030am. Speaker Biography: Derville Rowland was appointed Director General (Financial Conduct) in the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2017 and is responsible for consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, enforcement and policy and risk. Derville is a member of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA).Prior to this appointment, Derville was the Director of Enforcement in the Central Bank, [...]

Derville Rowland Talk at Geary Institute2018-03-31T22:17:26+00:00

Neil Stewart Talk


Speaker: Professor Neil Stewart  Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 Registration: There is no fee to attend this event but please register your attendance HERE. Seminar Topic Professor Stewart will discuss three papers on behavioural science with mass transaction data. Paper 1: Gathergood, J., Mahoney, N., Stewart, N., & Weber, J. (2017). How do individuals repay their debt? The balance-matching heuristic (available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000526) We study how individuals repay their debt using linked data on multiple credit cards from five major issuers. We find that individuals do not allocate repayments to the higher interest rate card, which would minimize [...]

Neil Stewart Talk2018-03-31T22:19:15+00:00

Kevin Volpp Seminar


HEPAC Seminar   Speaker: Professor Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania,   Title: Behavioral Economics and Health   Venue: AMB_G065 (Psychology Building)   Time: December 7, 4.30 – 6.00 Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania, is the Janet and John Haas President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), Vice Chairman for Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and Director (with Karen Glanz) of the Penn CDC [...]

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2017 Update


Just a brief note of thanks for all the interactions in the first year of our new programme in Dublin. Our twitter feed and hashtag #ucdbsp gives a sense of the activity over the year. We have now got a very solid research team in UCD. We also funded our first major projects in this area, including the award of a highly competitive Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship to Michael Daly this year to join our group, and an EPA fellowship to Leonhard Lades to work with EnvEcon and our group on a collaborative project. We are glad also to welcome Till Weber as a research fellow and Sean Gill, Tadgh Heggarty, [...]

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Assistant Professorships at UCD


Full details here - Several posts and hiring in all areas. Applications are invited for positions as Lecturer\Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Economics. Applicants must have an active research track record and be an effective communicator capable of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applications from all fields of Economics are welcomed though priority for one of the positions will be given to applicants with expertise in macroeconomics, financial economics or econometrics. Note: Representatives of the School of Economics will be available to meet with potential candidates at the ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia over January 5-7, 2018 and [...]

Assistant Professorships at UCD2018-03-31T22:26:40+00:00

Programme: 10th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference


Programme: 10th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference UCD Geary Institute December 1st 2017 We will host the 10th annual Irish economics and psychology conference in UCD Geary Institute on Friday December 1st. Our keynote speakers will be Professor Don Ross (UCC) and Professor Jennifer Sheehy Skeffington (LSE). For the first time, we will also host an early career conference the day before aimed at PhD students and early stage researchers in other agencies. Details of that event are available here. Attendees registered for the December 1st event are also welcome to attend the PhD session and registration is not necessary. Please sign up [...]

Programme: 10th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference2018-04-01T15:15:05+00:00

Cass Sunstein in Dublin


On November 10th, we welcome back the distinguished Harvard Law Professor, Cass Sunstein to Dublin. Professor Sunstein will deliver three sessions over the course of the afternoon: 1. The first session will take place from 130pm to 245pm in the UCD Geary Institute and will follow up from his recent talk on new directions in behavioural public policy below. It is aimed at people working directly in this area in Ireland and will be interactive and address practical and conceptual issues in applying this work. We have invited people directly and we welcome expressions of interest for attending from people working [...]

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Behavioural Economics Roundtable November 10th 2017


See below for our opening session on November 10th. This is by invitation only but if you are working on this area in Ireland and would like to come, send us an email at geary@ucd.ie The sign-up pages for Professor Sunstein's public talks are available here Venue: UCD Geary Institute Seminar Room 130pm: Introduction and Welcome 135pm: Pete Lunn (ESRI): ESRI Research on Behavioural Economics 145pm: Fiona Kiernan (Beaumont Hospital): Behavioural Economics and Sepsis: Towards Hospital Trials 155pm: Karl Purcell (SEAI): Behavioural Economics and Energy Efficiency: Update on SEAI Behavioural Economics Team 205pm: Keith Walsh (Revenue Commissioners): Behavioural Economics and Revenue Behavioural [...]

Behavioural Economics Roundtable November 10th 20172018-03-31T22:29:49+00:00
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