KBS hosts 4th NERI Labour Market Conference

Darragh Flannery, UL, Jim Deegan, UL, Louise Gavin, NERI, Tom Healy, Director NERI, Eoin Reevs, UL and Tom McDonnel, NERI

A distinguished panel of economic and labour market policy experts met at the Kemmy Business School (KBS) to address the 4th Annual Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) Labour Market Conference. The event was hosted by the Department of Economics, KBS, and was set in the context of providing a forum for the presentation of research papers on labour market issues across the island of Ireland.

Speakers included Michael Collins, Senior Research Officer at NERI, Michael Taft, economist for the Unite trade union, and a number of Kemmy Business School faculty, including Professor Jim Deegan, Dr Michelle O Sullivan, Dr Jonathan Lavelle and Professor Tom Turner. A range of topical issues such as the prevalence of zero hours work and the role of gender within the labour market were presented.

Conference co-organiser, Dr Eoin Reeves, Department of Economics, KBS, said: “The conference provided an insight into some thought provoking and timely research related to the Irish labour market. It provided an excellent opportunity for interaction between practitioners and academics and demonstrated the commitment of the Department of Economics to engaging with stakeholders on important economic issues.  It was wonderful that presenters and other attendees had an engaging day here in the KBS, UL. It was great to see the conference hashtag #maydayneri trended on Twitter in Ireland on the day”.

The KBS is one of Ireland’s leading business schools – recently awarded Best Business School at the InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards – with a reputation for quality and employability of graduates.

To find out more go to: http://www.nerinstitute.net/ and http://www.ul.ie/business/departments/economics