ISNE - Galway 2008 

The Irish Society of New Economists Annual Conference  

Organising Committe: John Cullinan (NUIG), Martin Ryan (UCD), Liam Delaney (UCD)

Sponsorhip: NUIG Economics Department and UCD Geary Institute  



Details of Next Year's Event

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2008 conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway on October 3rd 2008.

Details about the 2009 event are available on the following website.  The conference aill be held at the University of Limerick, on Friday 2nd October 2009.


Latest News: 1/10/08

  • A new version of the programme (as at 1st October) with some minor changes is available here: ISNE_Programme1stOct.pdfThis will be distributed on the day to all delegates.
  • The rooms in the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School that will be used are Lecture Hall 1 and "SAC". All 'A' sessions will take place in the Lecture Hall 1. All 'B' sessions will take place in the SAC room.

Latest News: 29/9/08
  • All speakers have been sent the latest version of the conference programme and they should check which session they are presenting in. Speakers have also been asked to send their presentations to    
  • Finally, we are pleased to announce that lunch and catered coffee-breaks will be provided on the day of the conference; many thanks to NUI Galway. While no formal post-conference activities have been organised, an informal get-together in a Galway pub with traditional Irish music will take place. There will be more information about this at the end of the conference.

Latest News: 25/9/08

The Google-map below shows the route from Galway train station (A) to the Distillery Road entrance of NUIG (B) --- the Cairnes building is very close to here. A full set of directions is available from Googlemaps here. Estimated walking time for this journey is 25 minutes.

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 Latest News: 24/9/08

    • The conference venue is the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Full details about the conference venue location and accommodation options are available in this document: Conference Venue.pdf
    • Travel information to get to the campus is available here; a campus map for NUIG is availavable here. To see J.E. Cairnes Graduate School on the map, zoom in and look at the bottom left.
    • A picture of the Cairnes building at NUIG. It houses the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School.



 Call for Papers Closed

The Irish Society of New Economists (ISNE) closed the call for papers for its fifth annual conference on Monday 30th June 2008. We are pleased to report that there was a very strong response and we are looking forward to an interesting conference. The conference will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) on Friday 3rd October 2008.

About ISNE

The conference is intended to provide a forum for new economists (in post-graduate research programs or private/public sectors) to present papers from any area of economics. This forum is intended for anybody in the early stages of research - eligibility to present has nothing to do with age. We strongly encourage those working on economics-based research in all settings to present.

Any interested parties that do not have a paper to present, but would like to attend the conference, are very welcome at the event. There are no conference fees to either attend or present at the conference.

Keynote Address

The keynote address at this year's conference will be given by Robert Wright, Professor of Economics at the University of StrathClyde, Scotland. He is a member of the British Household Panel Scientific Steering Committee, the National Population Projections Expert Advisory Panel, Office of National Statistics and the Mortality Research Working Group, Board for Actuarial Standards. Previously he was Executive Director of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics. Professor Wright's keynote address will be on:

"Demographic Change and Macroeconomic Performance"

Further Information

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Cultural Events in Galway circa Oct. 2008

 Image of the Quadrangle at NUIG


Conference Information:

Conference Venue and Accommodation Options: Here

Programme: ISNE_Programme1stOct.pdf

Map of Ireland showing Galway City: Here 

Travel Information: Here 

NUIG Campus Map: Here
(Zoom in and look at the bottom left on the map for the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy)


Other Information:

Background Information on ISNE:  Here 

ISNE Conference 2007 at the UCD Geary Institute: Here

Other Links of Interest:

NUIG Economics Department: Here 

UCD Geary Institute: Here 

European Spring Meeting of Young Economists: Here 

Irish Economic Association: Here

Irish Social Policy Association: Here

Scottish Economic Society: Here