Dublin Economics Workshop
35th Annual Economic Policy Conference
Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, October 18-20 2013.
The Dublin Economics Workshop is kindly sponsored this year by Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Friday October 18th
14.30 Session 1 – Callaghan Suite – The Mortgage Market I
Conall Mac Coille and David McNamara (Davy): Ireland’s Deteriorating Mortgage Arrears Crisis
Gregory Connor and Thomas Flavin (Maynooth): Financial Characteristics of Irish Mortgage Defaulters
Brendan Burgess (Askaboutmoney): Measuring the Sustainability of Mortgages
14.30 Session 2 – Pery Room – The Labour Market
Rory O’Farrell (NERI): Did wage changes affect Ireland’s economic competitiveness?
Gerard Brady (IBEC): Network Social Capital and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland
Breda O’Sullivan (IDA): Swings and Roundabouts – how FDI Employment is Faring
16.15 Session 3 – Callaghan Suite – Sectoral Policy
Pat O’Keeffe (Farmers Journal): Is the Dairy Industry Ready for Take-Off?
Tony O Reilly (Providence Resources): Ireland’s Offshore Oil and Gas Sector – Realising its True Potential
Jerome Casey and Felim O’Rourke (Bahrain Polytechnic): Tourism Policy in Ireland – Time for Structural Change?
Jim Deegan (University of Limerick): Key Issues for the Tourism Policy Review
16.30 Session 4 – Pery Room – Micro Policy I
Charles Larkin (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Higher education finance and the accountability framework in the UK and Ireland: a comparison of unsustainable systems
Cathal Guiomard (Commission for Aviation Regulation): Why Don’t Departments Regulate Agencies the Way Agencies Regulate Companies?
Paul Ferguson, Tony Weekes (Sensible Money): An Electronic Penny for Your Thoughts: How the Rise of Digital Money has Affected Ireland’s Recent Past.
18.30 – Plenary – O’Brien Suite
Karl Whelan (UCD): Resolving Europe’s Banking Crisis
followed by a panel discussion with Karl Whelan, Gary O’Callaghan and Alan Ahearne.
Saturday October 19th
10.00 Session 5 – Pery Room – Taxation
Pat McCloughan (PMCA): ‘New Evidence on Income and Tax Inequalities in Ireland’
Michael Collins (NERI): ‘Estimating the Direct and Indirect Tax Contributions of Households in Ireland
Tom McDonnell (TASC): Wealth Tax – Options for Implementation in Ireland
10.00 Session 6 – O’Brien Suite – Fiscal Policy I
Tom Healy (NERI): Ireland’s Fiscal Stance in the 2020s: Changes, options and possible solutions
Joseph Durkan (UCD) and Moore McDowell (ECU Ltd): Structural Adjustment and the Bail-Out Programme
Derek Nolan TD: Troika Exit must lead to Values-Based Economy
12.00 Session 7 – O’Brien Suite – The Mortgage Market II
Ronan Lyons (TCD): Explaining the Bubble: Credit Conditions, User Cost & House Prices in Ireland, 1980-2012
Seamus Coffey (UCC): Understanding Mortgage Arrears Statistics: What Can They Really Tell Us?
Karl Deeter (Irish Mortgage Brokers): Advising the Modern Mortgage Defaulter
12.00 Session 8 – Pery Room – Micro Policy II
Jasmina Behan (FAS): Labour Market Transitions
Marc Coleman (Broadcaster and Economist): Proposal for a Centralised Economic Service for Government
Joseph Wheatley (Biospherica-Risk): Quantifying CO2 Savings from Wind Power
14.30 Session 9 – O’Brien Suite – The Eurozone Crisis
Peter Breuer (IMF): The European Crisis: Unfinished Business
Cormac Lucey : Plan B: Debt Restructuring and Eurozone Exit – Ireland’s Escape from Permanent Financial Crisis
Alan Ahearne (NUIG): Bailout Entry and Exit and the Myth of Economic Sovereignty
14.30 Session 10 – Pery Room – Fiscal Policy II
Mark Blyth (Brown University) and Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick): Towards an Operational Definition of Austerity
Brendan O’Connor (Department of Finance): The Structure of Ireland’s Tax System and Options for Growth-Enhancing Reform.
Gary O Callaghan (DIU): The Political Economy of European Union
16.00 Plenary O’Brien Suite
The Budgetary Outlook – Presentation and Q + A with Michael Noonan TD, Minister for Finance.
17.45 Plenary – O’Brien Suite
Sebastian Barnes and Diarmaid Smyth (Fiscal Council): The Government’s Balance Sheet after the Crisis: A Comprehensive Perspective
followed by a panel discussion with Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Energy, John McHale, Stephen Kinsella, Seamus Coffey