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Whitaker Research Day 2019

April 10, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Organised by: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

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“Life After Brexit: What Changes for Ireland?”


We are delighted to announce details of the Whitaker Institute Research Day 2019 which will take place in the Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 10th April. Our Research Day is an opportunity for researchers from across multiple disciplines at NUI Galway to meet and discuss how the Institute’s multi-disciplinary research on a range of social and economic issues can promote a more sustainable and inclusive society.

The theme of this year’s Research Day will be Brexit. No matter what form Brexit eventually takes, the UK’s exit from the European Union will likely have significant effects on many aspects of life on the island of Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Members of the Whitaker Institute will provide their expert insights into the potential impact of Brexit across a range of areas, including business activity, public policy, politics and the law.
We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Martina Lawless, Associate Research Professor at the ESRI, who will deliver the keynote speech on the day. Professor Martina Lawless will highlight how Irish households and businesses are heavily reliant on trade with the UK and consider the effects of Brexit on such trade.

Research output from Whitaker research clusters will also be on display through posters in the foyer throughout the day.



A background on our keynote speaker, Prof Martina Lawless.
Martina Lawless is Associate Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and council member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Before joining the ESRI, she received her doctorate from Trinity College Dublin and worked as a research economist at the Central Bank of Ireland. Her research has focused primarily on firm-level dynamics and decision making, covering a range of topics such as access to finance for small and medium firms, effects of taxation, exporting and, more recently, the potential effects of Brexit on Ireland. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Small Business Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics and Economica.


Download the day’s programme here.