Preliminary Programme: 9th Annual Irish Economics, Psychology, and Policy Conference
Queen's University Belfast
November 25th 2016
The ninth annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on November 25th in Queen's University Belfast, jointly organised by researchers in QUB, ESRI, Stirling and UCD. The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. As well as the annual workshop we have developed a broader network to meet more regularly to discuss work at the intersection of economics, psychology, and policy. This has had five meet-ups so far, as well as some offshoot sessions. Anyone interested in this area is welcome to attend. However, spaces are limited so please sign up here to register.
9am to 10.40am: Behavioural Science and Policy Case Studies (Chair: Mark McGovern)
Katja Fells (RWI) "Behavioral Economics and Energy Conservation – A Systematic Review of Innovative Interventions and their Causal Effects”.
Nicole Andelic (QUB) "Debt advice is better delivered face-to-face than via telephone".
Thomas Conway (NUIG): "Investigating the effects of the Great Recession on the mental health of Irish third-level students."
Mark McGovern (QUB) "Disparities in Early Life Investments and Children’s Time Use".
Cathal FitzGerald (DCU) "Surprisingly Rational? The Case of 100% Mortgages in Ireland in 2005".
10.40am to 11am: Coffee
11am to 1pm: Measurement, Method, and Behavioural Science (Chair: Pete Lunn)
Carla Prentice (QUB): "Time Discounting as a Mediator of the Relationship between Financial Stress and Health".
Seda Erdem (Stirling): "Do front-of-pack nutrition labels nudge healthier food choices? A choice experiment application".
Aine Ni Choisdealbha (ESRI) "Harnessing habitual behaviour in the laboratory: an experiment on how busy consumers respond to environmental information".
Robert Murphy (Stirling/Irish Department of Health): "QALY measurement: The influence of providing patient information on the general population’s valuation of ill-health".
Marek Bohacek (ESRI) "Investigating a central mechanism of economic decision making: the ability to trade-off incommensurate attributes".
Danny Campbell (Stirling): "Discrete Choice Experiments and Behavioural Economics".
1pm to 140pm: Lunch
140pm to 320 pm: Regulation, Policy, and Behavioural Science (Chair: Liam Delaney)
Clare Delargy (BIT): "Behavioural Insights and Public Policy".
Michael Daly (Stirling): "Self-control, health, and public policy".
Maureen Maloney and Alma McCarthy (NUIG): "Automatic enrolment and employee risk: An analysis using a bounded rationality framework".
Leonhard Lades (Stirling) "Self-control, well-being, and normative measures of welfare".
Karl Purcell and Laura Watts (IGEES). "Behavioural Economics and Irish policy".
320pm to 330pm: Coffee
330pm to 415pm: Keynote Speaker 1: Professor Muireann Quigley (Newcastle Law School) "Libertarian Paternalism & Nudging: On Alluring Concepts Public Policy".
415pm to 5pm: Keynote Speaker 2: Professor Michelle Baddeley (UCL) "Experts in a Policy World: Behavioural economic insights for improving expert advice to policy-makers and regulators".