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Dr Roy Geary, 1896 - 1983
The Geary lecture is organised each year by the ESRI and honours Dr R. C. Geary (1896 –1983), the first Director of the Institute. Dr Geary is regarded as the most eminent Irish statistician of the twentieth century. Lectures have been given by some of the world’s foremost scholars in the fields of economics, statistics and sociology, including a number of Nobel Prize winners. 1996 was the Centenary of Geary's birth, and in honour of this a publication relating to Geary's life and work was published, the first chapter of which constitutes the 1996 Geary Lecture. Link to details of publication "Roy Geary, 1896-1983: Irish Statistician - Centenary Lecture by John E. Spencer and Associated Papers". To listen to an archive interview by John Bowman (RTÉ Radio) with Roy Geary, visit the RTÉ Radio website at http://www.rte.ie/radio1/bowmansundaymorning/, 21 March 2010.
Set out below is a list of all the Geary Lectures since 1967, with links to further details. Not all the lectures are currently available to download from our website, but we are in the process of scanning and uploading each paper. The papers should also be available in college libraries.
For further information about the Geary Lectures, please contact the ESRI on firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Austerity, the Public Sector and the Threat to Gender Equality"
"Making and Breaking Tax Systems: The Institutional Foundations of Fiscal Capacity"
"Skills, Job Control and the Quality of Work: The Evidence from Britain"
(*To mark the ESRI's fiftieth anniversary in 2010, the Institute held two Geary Lectures).
The Challenge of Tax Reform and Expanding the Tax Base
Health in an Unequal World: A Matter of Social Justice
Economic Problems of Ireland in Europe
Official Statistics: Above and Below the Public Debate
Causation, Statistics and Sociology
Revisiting European Unemployment : Unemployment, Capital Accumulation and Factor Prices
R. C. Geary: His Life and Work
The Time is Never Ripe: The Repeated Defeat of Universal Health Insurance in the 20th Century United States
Economics, Time and Age
Globalisation: The Challenge for National Economic Regimes
Welfare State Development in Europe since 1930: Ireland in a Comparative Perspective
Growth, The Market and Dissemination of Technology
Ireland and Europe's New Money
The Rise and Decline of Nations: Where does Ireland Fit in? (not published)
A Theory of the Rate of Growth of the Demand for Labour in the Long Run
Social Theory and Problems of Macroeconomics
An Economic Analysis of the Family
Towards More Rational Decisions on Criminals
Poor, Relatively Speaking
Modernisation and Religion
The Story of a Social Experiment and some Reflections
The Dilemmas of a Socialist Economy: The Hungarian Experience
Political and Institutional Economics
Official Statisticians and Econometricians in the Present-Day World
British Economic Growth 1951-1973: Success or Failure?
The Chronic Crisis and Structural Analysis in Sociology
The Dark Side of the Dialectic: Toward a New Objectivity
Econometric Forecasting from Lagged Relationships
An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Measurement of Utility or Welfare
The Psychosonomics of Rising Prices
The Dual Career Family
Computers, Statistics and Planning - Systems or Chaos?
A Simple Approach to Macro-economic Dynamics