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 for the 10th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference here.

Preliminary Programme:
9am to 9:15am: Coffee and Welcome 

9:15am to 10:45am: Session 1 

Michael Daly (UCD & Stirling):  “Time perspective, decision-making, and longevity”.

Maureen Maloney (NUIG): “Evaluating the framing effects of written pension communications: case study evidence” (with A. McCarthy).

Till Weber (UCD): “A Cross-Societal Comparison of Cooperative Dispositions and Norm Enforcement”.

10:45 to 11am: Coffee

11am to 12pm: Session 2 

Pete Lunn (ESRI): “Many Years From Now: Measuring Misperception and Misunderstanding of Pensions”.

Leonhard Lades (EnvEcon & UCD): “Self-Control in Everyday Life”.

12pm to 1pm: Keynote 1 

Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington (LSE): “Decision-making up against the wall: How socioeconomic status shapes basic psychological processes”.

1pm to 1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm to 3:15pm: Session 3 

Dave Comerford (Stirling): “Animal Spirits and Political Animals: The Affect Heuristic Explains Partisan Differences in Investor Behavior”.

Áine Ní Choisdealbha (ESRI): “Effects of efficiency information and emissions charges on consumer car preferences”.

Robert Murphy (Stirling and Department of Health): “Does informing members of the general population of the impact of aspects of health on patients’ life satisfaction and day affect change their judgements of health?”.

3:15pm to 3:45pm: Coffee

4pm to 5pm: Keynote 2  

Don Ross (UCC): “Do People Bundle Sequences of Choices? An Experimental Investigation”.