NERI Conference: ‘Responding to the Unemployment Crisis’

12 November 2012, 10:15am - 12:45pm

The NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) will hold a half-day conference on the morning of Monday November 12th 2012 on the theme of 'Responding to the Unemployment Crisis'. The conference will run across the morning from 10:30am to lunchtime.

The conference is open to all who are interested and is free to attend. However, registration in advance is essential, please e-mail

Details of the half-day conference are:

Date: Monday November 12th 2012

Theme: 'Responding to the Unemployment Crisis'

Papers and Speakers:

10:15: Registration

10:30: Conference Opening
Conference Chair Brid O'Brien (INOU)

10:35-11:15: 'Responding to the Unemployment Crisis: what role for active labour market policies'
Dr Micheál Collins, NERI
(paper presentation and questions and answers)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:45 'Responding to the Unemployment Crisis - Three Perspectives'

(i) 'Unemployment and an Investment Stimulus'
Dr Tom Healy and Dr Rory O'Farrell (NERI)

(ii) 'A Part-time Job Opportunities Programme'
Dr Sean Healy (Social Justice Ireland)

(iii) 'A Youth Guarantee'
Lorraine Mulligan (SIPTU)

(three presentations followed by a joint questions and answers session)


12:45 Close of Conference



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