Workshop on data visualization and analysis

Workshop on data visualization and analysis-image

Friday, 11 April 2014

NUI Galway will host an interdisciplinary workshop "Ways of Seeing" on data visualization and analysis on 23rd April 2014, with a central involvement from staff and students in Economics at NUI Galway. The public policy analysis of complex social issues in the context of interconnected globalized world requires a multidimensional approach. Such an approach requires the ability to look beyond the borders of respective disciplines of knowledge and explore possible ways of seeing the issue at hand before defining the research problem. This workshop aims to provide a platform for cross fertilization of ideas from across the sciences to researchers in social sciences, and other related disciplines, with an interest in contributing to public policy. The organizers of the Workshop are:  Dr. Srinivas Raghavendra (Economics NUI Galway) and Professor Peter Richmond (TCD) and it is hosted by the Social Sciences Computing Hub, at the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway. Here's the workshop schedule: Ways of Seeing Workshop April 2014 Schedule  

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CFA Challenge win for NUI Galway economics students

CFA Challenge win for NUI Galway economics students-image

Monday, 24 March 2014

A team of five Masters in International Finance students from NUI Galway has won the Chartered Financial Analysts Ireland 2014 Research Challenge. The Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst and are tested on their ability to value a stock, write an initiation-of-coverage report, and present their recommendations to a panel of leading financial services professionals. Speaking after their win, the team said that they had taken a very positive view of Ryanair plc. Anthony Patrick Saoud said their analyses suggested a potential share price of some €9.05 a share – an upside of 24% on the current share price. The team also indicated that they believed that Ryanair had secured an “incredibly strong” competitive position in the airline market in Europe and that current changes in the positioning of the company would lead to income growth from new charges. The President of the CFA Society Ireland, Ronan McCabe paid tribute to all the teams which took part in the exercise; “NUI Galway really had to earn their win this year as the overall standard of all the teams competing was exceptionally high.” Mr. McCabe thanked Ryanair for its willing participation in the competition as the company under review and Davy Stockbrokers who sponsored the competition. The winning team will now go on to compete in the European Middle East Africa (EMEA) Finals of the competition in Milan in early April. In addition to NUI Galway, teams from Trinity, UCD, UCC, Dublin City University, and Queens University Belfast took part in the Irish leg of the competition.   The Masters in International Finance at NUI Galway

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Economics at NUI Galway Open Day April 2014

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Friday, 21 March 2014

NUI Galway's April Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you  to experience life at NUI Galway first hand. Come and talk to our students and staff, explore the campus, check out the facilities – including our Sports Centre – and decide for yourself whether NUI Galway feels right for you. Meet staff and students from Economics at NUI Galway at our stand in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn, which is the University's student centre, and find out more about courses you are interested in. We look forward to seeing you here! This Open Day is on Saturday 5th April, 10am to 3pm Find out more: NUI Galway Open Days Open Day April 2014 Programme  

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Seminar on public healthcare eligibility and utilisation of GP services by older people in Ireland

Seminar on public healthcare eligibility and utilisation of GP services by older people in Ireland-image

Friday, 28 February 2014

Dr. Anne Nolan presented a seminar at NUI Galway on February 28th titled: Public Healthcare Eligibility and the Utilisation of GP Services by Older People in Ireland Dr. Nolan is the Research Director of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA). She joined TILDA in September 2013 on secondment from the Economic and Social Research Institute. Her main research interest is health economics, with a particular focus on healthcare financing and access, socio-economic inequalities in health, and Irish health policy. She has published numerousarticles on these topics in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Economic and Social Review, Health Economics, Policy and Law, and Health Economics.   Health Economics and Policy Analysis group at NUI Galway: www.nuigalway.ie/health-economics

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Economics seminar: paper by Lars Osberg on inequality

Economics seminar: paper by Lars Osberg on inequality-image

Friday, 14 March 2014

Economics at NUI Galway was delighted to welcome Prof Lars Osberg to our weekly seminar series in March 2014: details are below, including a version of his paper which you can download.   Seminar title: "What's so bad about more inequality?"   Lars Osberg Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada   (Seminar held at Friday 14th March 2014, 2.00 PM CA111 Lecture Hall 1)    Osborg Paper  

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Economics of obesity conference

Economics of obesity conference-image

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Health Economics and Policy Analysis group at NUI Galway hosted a one day conference on the Economics of Obesity on January 17th 2014.   View morning session View afternoon session More details on the conference programme

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Fulbright Scholarship for Dr Stephen Hynes

Fulbright Scholarship for Dr Stephen Hynes-image

Monday, 2 July 2012

Chair of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Una Halligan, congratulates Dr. Stephen Hynes of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics on being awarded a 2012/2013 Fulbright Scholarship at a ceremony held recently in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Dr Hynes will undertake research at the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) in the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California, in the area of marine economics and ecosystem service valuation.

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EU Marine Economy Project launched in NUI Galway

EU Marine Economy Project launched in NUI Galway-image

Friday, 13 July 2012

The BMW Regional Assembly together with the Socio Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway hosted the inaugural meeting of the MARNET project at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway on July 11th and 12th 2012. MARNET (Marine Atlantic Regions Network) is a 2.5 year collaborative transnational project involving maritime regions from the Basque country of Spain, Brittany in France, Stirling in Scotland, Porto in Portugal as well as the Border Midland and West region of Ireland. The BMW Regional Assembly is lead partner of the MARNET project which will map the value of the Atlantic marine economy through the development of reliable and comparable socio economic data. The €1.3m project involves the participation of marine researchers as well as Regional Authorities across the Atlantic Area. In Ireland the expertise of the Marine Socio Economic Unit at NUI Galway will be crucial in developing a framework from which new added value activities within the marine sector can be developed to add to the 17,000 jobs already supported by marine related activities in Ireland. MARNET will also complement the integrated plan for the Marine Economy launched in February 2012 by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney, TD. The Plan aims to grow the marine sector and move from generating only 1.2% of GDP from this vast and diverse marine resource, which covers an area 10 times the size of Ireland’s land mass. Local Authorities with marine interests will benefit from the MARNET project through the development of practical initiatives aimed at growing the marine sector at a local level. The Project is part funded by the ERDF through the EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2007-2013.

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Irish Centre for Social Gerontology launches new report series

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology launches new report series-image

Friday, 20 July 2012

The 2011 Census shows that more than two out of every five people aged 65 and over lives in a rural community. Surprisingly, relatively little is known about the situation of this important demographic group. The Rural Ageing Observatory at NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is seeking to fill some of the gaps in knowledge on rural ageing. This week it launched the first two reports in a series that, in time, will provide vital information about the ageing population in rural Ireland. The first of the short reports focuses on key demographic trends and issues facing rural older people. The second report summarises evidence relating to income, poverty and deprivation of Ireland’s older rural population. Launching the reports, Professor Thomas Scharf, Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology said: “More than 200,000 people over the age of 65 live in rural communities across Ireland. In the autumn, the government will be launching its National Positive Ageing Strategy. It’s important that this is a strategy for older people wherever they live – in rural as well as in urban communities. Greater awareness of the circumstances of rural older people, in particular, is essential if the right policy measures are to be adopted.” Both reports are available online at www.icsg.ie

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Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling 4th–7th July 2012 and Conference on Applied Microeconometrics

Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling 4th–7th July 2012 and Conference on Applied Microeconometrics-image

Monday, 25 June 2012

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway is delighted to host a three day intensive course on 'Discrete Choice Modelling' that will be taught by Professor William Greene of New York University. The course will take place on July 4th, 5th and 6th 2012. Discrete choice models have become an essential tool for the analysis of individual choice behaviour and can be applied to choice problems in a wide variety of diverse fields including environmental management, urban planning, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and healthcare. This course will present the most recent developments in theory and methods of estimation for discrete choice models. A number of applications from different areas of the professional literature to illustrate these techniques will be discussed. The course will include lectures by Professor Greene each morning. In the afternoon, Professor Greene will guide participants as they do some hands-on analysis using data sets and a familiar computer package. Professor Greene currently holds the Toyota Motor Corp Chair in the Department of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University where he has taught since 1982. He has also been a visiting professor at several universities including Oxford University, University of York and Sydney University. He is the author of two popular software packages, LIMDEP and NLOGIT, and has written two textbooks, Econometric Analysis (now in its 6th edition) and Applied Choice Analysis. He has published approximately 100 articles in leading journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Review. The course fee is €350. Places are limited to 50 so early booking is recommended. The fee includes refreshments throughout the course. View more details (including how to register for this workshop).   Conference on Applied Microeconometrics and Public Policy 3rd July 2012   Professor Greene will also be the plenary speaker at a conference on Applied Microeconometrics and Public Policy that will be held in the Westwood House Hotel, Galway on July 3rd. View the conference programme here: Conference Programme 3rd July 2012‌ There is a special conference fee of only €50 for people who are attending the summer school as well as the conference.

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