Irish Policy Reform and Behavioural Economics


This Friday at 2pm < Yes Friday the 13th 🙂

Dr. Liam Delaney PhD will be speaking on Irish Policy Reform and Behavioural Economics. The session will examine the main threads in the literature from behavioural economics and what they imply for the development of the Irish economy. I have posted on this topic extensively and my posts on Irisheconomy.ie

To join in the discussion, just go to the following link and sign in at 2pm on Friday.

The session will examine the following topics:

  • What role do behavioural economic ideas have in developing a recovered Irish economy?
  • To what extent should we take seriously the new literature on well-being and economics? What does it imply for Irish policy?
  • What kind of evidence and expertise should the government put together to create and analyse meaningful public policies?
  • Should the state be more or less paternalistic in areas such as pensions and health insurance?

The Irish pension system will move to an automatic enrolment system in 2014. This effects almost every private sector work currently without a pension. Where does the idea come from and what are the potential benefits and costs of such a system?

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