Economics

Economics at NUI Galway provides a flourishing and diverse academic environment which integrates teaching and research, theory and empirical applications, in a policy-oriented and interdisciplinary way. There are approximately 1,800 undergraduate students of economics across several colleges, but mainly in the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law and in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences.


Workshop on data visualization and analysis

Workshop on data visualization and analysis-image

Friday, 11 April 2014

NUI Galway will host an interdisciplinary workshop "Ways of Seeing" on data visualization and analysis on 23rd April 2014, with a central involvement from staff and students in Economics at NUI Galway. The public policy analysis of complex social issues in the context of interconnected globalized world requires a multidimensional approach. Such an approach requires the ability to look beyond the borders of respective disciplines of knowledge and explore possible ways of seeing the issue at hand before defining the research problem. This workshop aims to provide a platform for cross fertilization of ideas from across the sciences to researchers in social sciences, and other related disciplines, with an interest in contributing to public policy. The organizers of the Workshop are:  Dr. Srinivas Raghavendra (Economics NUI Galway) and Professor Peter Richmond (TCD) and it is hosted by the Social Sciences Computing Hub, at the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway. Here's the workshop schedule: Ways of Seeing Workshop April 2014 Schedule  

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CFA Challenge win for NUI Galway economics students

CFA Challenge win for NUI Galway economics students-image

Monday, 24 March 2014

A team of five Masters in International Finance students from NUI Galway has won the Chartered Financial Analysts Ireland 2014 Research Challenge. The Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst and are tested on their ability to value a stock, write an initiation-of-coverage report, and present their recommendations to a panel of leading financial services professionals. Speaking after their win, the team said that they had taken a very positive view of Ryanair plc. Anthony Patrick Saoud said their analyses suggested a potential share price of some €9.05 a share – an upside of 24% on the current share price. The team also indicated that they believed that Ryanair had secured an “incredibly strong” competitive position in the airline market in Europe and that current changes in the positioning of the company would lead to income growth from new charges. The President of the CFA Society Ireland, Ronan McCabe paid tribute to all the teams which took part in the exercise; “NUI Galway really had to earn their win this year as the overall standard of all the teams competing was exceptionally high.” Mr. McCabe thanked Ryanair for its willing participation in the competition as the company under review and Davy Stockbrokers who sponsored the competition. The winning team will now go on to compete in the European Middle East Africa (EMEA) Finals of the competition in Milan in early April. In addition to NUI Galway, teams from Trinity, UCD, UCC, Dublin City University, and Queens University Belfast took part in the Irish leg of the competition.   The Masters in International Finance at NUI Galway

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Economics at NUI Galway Open Day April 2014

Economics at NUI Galway Open Day April 2014-image

Friday, 21 March 2014

NUI Galway's April Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you  to experience life at NUI Galway first hand. Come and talk to our students and staff, explore the campus, check out the facilities – including our Sports Centre – and decide for yourself whether NUI Galway feels right for you. Meet staff and students from Economics at NUI Galway at our stand in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn, which is the University's student centre, and find out more about courses you are interested in. We look forward to seeing you here! This Open Day is on Saturday 5th April, 10am to 3pm Find out more: NUI Galway Open Days Open Day April 2014 Programme  

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Head of Economics

Dr Alan Ahearne

Contact Economics

t:+353 91 492501/492177

e: economics@nuigalway.ie