Two recent studies find that university students studying economics earn significantly higher wages than those who have not taken economics as part of their studies. Part of this premium is due to the fact that economics students work in better jobs once they graduate but the research also finds that economics students earn more than others even when they do the same job. This strongly supports the view that employers value the skills that economics students bring to the workforce.
Date: Sunday, 18 October 2015
Maynooth University hosted a very successful Accountancy Showcase on Tuesday October 6th 2015 in the Iontas Building, Maynooth University. All the leading professional firms including PWC, EY,KPMG and Deloitte attended as well as Hedgeserv, Kerry, Glanbia and IFS.
Date: Thursday, 08 October 2015
On Wednesday 30th September the Departments of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Education and Sociology at Maynooth University hosted a successful conference on the funding of Higher Education in Ireland. Details of the presentations and photos of the event are now available.
Date: Monday, 05 October 2015
We are pleased to announce exciting new changes to our MSc. in Economic and Financial Risk Analysis programme from September 2015. The revised programme combines high-quality modules in key theoretical and empirical aspects of economics and finance with the practical experience of a work placement. The introduction of a work placement is designed to give our graduates real world experience in the job market and enhance their future employment prospects. Students will have the opportunity to spend at least three months as part of the new programme.
Date: Monday, 11 May 2015
Maynooth University Economics Professor, Professor Donal O'Neill, has been appointed by the Government as labour market expert to the board of the newly formed Low Pay Commission. The Commission is a statutory body that will make annual reports to the Government with advice and reccomendations on the appropriate rate for the National Minimum Wage.
Date: Thursday, 05 March 2015
Maynooth University Finance Professor, Professor Gregory Connor, gives expert testimony before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Professor Connor told the Inquiry that ministers should have known the banks were insolvent – and taken more time to let them collapse.
Date: Monday, 02 March 2015
Work by Dr. Tuvana Pastine (Economics, Finance and Accounting Maynooth University) and Dr. Ivan Pastin (Schoold of Economics UCD) examines whether limits on political donations can reduce special interest influence on political decision making.
Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Dr. Fabrice Rousseau appointed Head of Economics, Finance and Accounting Department at Maynooth University
Dr. Fabrice Rousseau has been appointed Head of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University.
Date: Friday, 06 February 2015
Researchers at Maynooth University have found that Waist Circumference is the most accurate obesity measure, outperforming Body Mass Index and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis.
Date: Friday, 13 June 2014
Research examining the flexibility of pay in the Irish labour market across various sectors before and during the Great Recession, has revealed dramatic differences pre and post-crisis.
Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2014