The Economics Department invite you to In Light of the Evidence: Economic, Legal, Social, and Political Perspectives on Public Policy Conference
Our goal is to begin a conversation, to create mutual understanding, and to improve the quality of social science research that will lead to excellent public policies benefiting all.
Date: Wednesday, 08 February 2023
Dr Irene Mosca from the Department of Economics at Maynooth University compares responses to a question on self-rated health in the 2011, 2016 and 2022 Census in an opinion article published on The Journal.
Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Research by Maynooth Labour Economists finds that Irish mothers with a university degree experience a 27 percent earnings penalty following childbirth.
New research by Dr. Aedin Doris, Prof. Donal O'Neill and Dr. Olive Sweetman from the Department of Economics Maynooth University, explores the timing and determinants of the gender wage gap for university educated employees in Ireland. They find that although male and female graduates have similar returns to study field immediately after graduation, a substantial gap soon emerges. This is particularly true when considering women with children and is driven by a 27 percent fall in earnings immediately after childbirth.
Date: Monday, 16 January 2023
Dr Aedín Doris from the Department of Economics at Maynooth University interviewed about the government proposal to link Jobseeker’s Benefit to past earnings
Is it a good idea? Will it bring us in line with what other European countries are doing?
Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
New video created by Dr. Bruno Morando from the Department of Economics at Maynooth University to support secondary school students
This is the seventh video added to our Secondary School Economics Subject Support Program and is about economic, social and environmental sustainability in the context of Irish agriculture.
Date: Monday, 10 October 2022
On June 14th the Tánaiste announced proposals to introduce a living wage for all employees. This proposal was undeprinned by research conducted by Maynooth University labour economists Dr. Aedín Doris, Professor Donal O'Neill and Dr. Olive Sweetman who provided the evidence base for the new proposed liviing wage.
Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Dr. Irene Mosca awarded Novartis prize for Health Economics at the 2022 Irish Economics Association meetings.
Dr. Irene Mosca awarded Novartis prize for best paper in the area of Health Economics at the 2022 Irish Economics Association Annual Conference.
Date: Monday, 09 May 2022
We have added several resources to our Secondary School Economics Subject Support Program, including a video on Income Inequality for leaving certificate students.
Date: Thursday, 24 March 2022
Open to all MU Economics Department Alumni. Why Machine Learning? Machine Learning is a form of artificial intelligence. It effectively automates the process of analytical model building and allows machines to adapt to new scenarios independently.
Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Dr. Aedin Doris, Prof. Donal O'Neill and Dr. Olive Sweetman are interviewed in this latest Irish Times piece on measuring school performance.
Date: Friday, 07 January 2022