The Eighth Annual Irish Economics and Psychology Conference

Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

Event organised by ESRI, Geary Institute and Stirling University.

Recent years have seen dramatic growth in the application behavioural economics and behavioural science to policy. The eighth annual Irish Economics and Psychology Conference will bring together economists, psychologists and policymakers to hear and discuss some of the latest research. The afternoon session will involve invited international speakers and a panel, who will consider the potential benefits and pitfalls of applying behavioural research to policy.

Please register here

Conference Programme 

  • 8.30am to 9.00am: Registration
  • 9.15am to 9.40am: Cathal Fitzgerald (DCU) “Detecting Bias”.
  • 9.40am to 10.05am: Michael Daly (Stirling and UCD) - “Childhood Self-Control and Smoking Throughout Life”.
  • 10.05am to 10.30am: Victoria Taranu (Universiteit Hasselt ) - “The implications of nudging in reducing residential energy demand and its potential for the EPC”.
  • 10.30am to 11.00am: Coffee
  • 11.00am to 11.25am: Leonhard Lades (Stirling) - “Present bias and everyday self-control failures: A Day Reconstruction Study”.
  • 11.25am to 11.50pm: David Comerford (Stirling) - “The role of agency in preferences".
  • 11.50pm to 12.15pm: Irene Mosca and Cathal McRory (TCD) -“Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends?”.
  • 12.15pm to 1.00pm: Alan Sanfey (Radbood) - "Social motivations in decision-making: Insights from Decision Neuroscience".
  • 1pm to 2pm: LUNCH
  • 2.00pm to 2.40pm: Pete Lunn (ESRI) - “Pricelab: experiments for consumer policy”
  • 2.40pm to 3.20pm: Stefan Hunt (FCA) - “Behavioural Economics at the Financial Conduct Authority”.
  • 3.20pm to 3.50pm Coffee
  • 3.50pm to 4.30pm: Pelle G Hansen  (Roskilde University). “Nudge and Public Policy”.
  • 4.30 to 5.00pm Discussion