Event Speakers / TEF speakers for 2018

Niamh Wylie

Former Director at Coutts

Rossa White

Chief Economist of the NTMA

Stephen Moran

Head of Research at Bank of Ireland Innovation.

Lory Kehoe

Director of Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab

Karl Purcell

Behavioral Economist at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Clare Delargy.

Head of Social Action at the Behavioural Insights Team UK

Stacey Vanek Smith

Reporter at NPR's Planet Money

Olli Rehn

Former European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro 2009-2014

Nicholas Barr.

Professor of Public Economics at LSE

Ian Crawford

Microeconomist at the University of Oxford.

Paul Goldrick Kelly

Economist and Inequality expert, NERI.

Marian Finnegan

Chief Economist, Sherry Fitzgerald.

Tom Dunne

Head of the School of Surveying and Construction Management DIT

John Fitzgerald

Former Head of ESRI Macroeconomics division.

Alvin Birdi

Director of Undergraduate Studies Bristol University, CORE Economics representative.

John O’Hagan

Distinguished Professor of Economics at Trinity since 1970

Michael Gaffey

Irish Ambassador to the UN

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Get Your Tickets / The tickets for the event

Keep an eye out for discounted tickets for our members and our affiliate societies!

One Day


Attend Friday 2nd OR Saturday 3rd

Two Day


Allows you to attend both days of TEF.

WHAT IS TEF? / Ireland's First Student Economic Forum

TEF is Ireland’s first and largest student run economic forum and was launched by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, in 2012. Since then TEF has grown rapidly in size and reputation.

Over the last 4 years we have been fortunate enough to welcome some phenomenal speakers to the forum including former Taoiseach John Bruton, Casey Mulligan, Martin Hellwig, Lord Adair Turner, Andy Haldane and former Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore.

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Attending / Why should you attend?

Beyond the world-class international speaker line-up, TEF affords attendees excellent networking opportunities with both speakers, fellow attendees and partner representatives throughout the weekend. Our workshops also allow for a unique chance to participate in live economic experiments and other interactive economic sessions.

Our ticket price includes:

    • Access to all our events.
    • Food, drinks, tea and coffee.
    • Large drink reception on the Friday night, with complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks.

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Event Location

TEF 2018 is to be held in the Trinity Biomedical Science Building on both Friday and Saturday.

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Event FAQS / Commonly asked questions

TEF is an economic forum open to all, it's not just for students.
TEF takes place each year on the campus of Trinity College Dublin. Specific details of where to locate the campus can be found on the map above Generally, the campus is easily accessed via rail or bus for those travelling from outside the county.
TEF 2015 will take place on the 2rd and 3th of February, from 5pm on Friday to 4pm on Saturday.
Over the course of two days, delegates attend talks and panels from leading speakers in their field. Delegates can interact with speakers, participate in expert-led workshops and network at our social events. It’s much more than an economics forum.
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A two-day ticket will cost €14 and one-day ticket (Friday or Saturday) will cost €8. However, discounts apply if you are one of our members or from one of our affiliate economic societies in Ireland.
You can get full details of the agenda for the weekend here
There are plenty of affordable hostels in Dublin city centre, within a very short walking distance of TEF. You can find a sample of them here: http://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/Dublin

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