Budget Perspectives Conference 2019

Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, launched the ESRI's Budget Perspectives Conference 2019. Every year, this conference discusses policy issues related to the upcoming Budget. Publications launched at the annual conferences are available to download here

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Conference Programme

INTRODUCTION

9:15

Welcome

Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI 

 

Opening Address

Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform

SESSION 1

Chair: Jasmina Behan, Head of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service

9:45

Macroeconomic and Fiscal Context for Budget 2019

Seamus Coffey, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

10:15

Income Growth and Income Distribution in Ireland: A Long-Run View of the Irish Experience

Tim Callan, ESRI, and Maxime Bercholz, ESRI

10:45

Discussion

SESSION 2

Chair: John Conlon, Assistant Secretary, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

11:30

Lone Parent Incomes and Work Incentives

Mark Regan, ESRI, and Claire Keane, ESRI

12:00

Using Behavioural Experiments to Pre-Test Policy

Pete Lunn, ESRI, and Deirdre Robertson, ESRI

12:30

Discussion