TASC-FEPS Annual Conference 2014

This event happened on 20th June 2014

Update (17th June): The TASC conference with keynote address by Thomas Piketty is now fully booked and registration is closed.


Media queries should be addressed to Pat Montague, Montague Communications, 087-2549123


TASC's Annual Conference, entitled 'The Challenge of Economic Inequality to Recovery and Wellbeing' is co-hosted with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in collaboration with the Carnegie UK Trust.

The Conference Programme is here.

Date: Friday 20th June, 2014

Venue: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Please note, unlike recent years, the event is taking place on the Hogan Stand side of Croke Park (same side as the Croke Park Hotel on Jones's Road).

 Thomas Piketty Image: Sue Gardner

Keynote SpeakerThomas Piketty, Associate Chair, Paris School of Economics and author of the bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Followed by a response from the Governor of the Central Bank, Professor Patrick Honohan and a discussion with the audience.

The keynote speech will take place from 2pm sharp.

This year’s conference is a ticketed event. Participants will be required to present their ticket at registration. A donation of 25 euro per person is kindly requested and would be greatly appreciated. (You can donate via TASC’s website or on the day).

To register for the event and to obtain your ticket number please email Sylviasbyrne@tasc.ie

When registering, please specify if you wish to attend the morning session (panel discussions and lunch), the afternoon session (keynote speech and discussion forum), or both.


Morning Conference (registration from 8.30am)

1. Carnegie Challenge panel discussion: How to interpret subjective well-being alongside objective inequality.

2. Ten policy proposals to break the links between finance and inequality (Professor Gary Dymski)

3. Economics, Finance and Inequality panel discussion

Confirmed speakers include: Gary Dymski, Professor and Chair in Applied Economics, Leeds University Business School; Özlem Onaran, Professor of Workforce and Economic Development Policy, University of Greenwich; Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor, University of the West of England; Professor Eckhard Hein, Berlin School of Economics and Law; Associate Professor Elissa Braunstein, Department of Economics at Colorado State University; Mr Ivan Cooper, The Wheel, and Dr Helen Johnston, NESC.


Keynote Speech, Response and Discussion Forum
(from 2pm sharp)

Thomas Piketty, Associate Chair, Paris School of Economics and Author of the bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Response from the Governor of the Central Bank, Professor Patrick Honohan.

Followed by Q&A and a Discussion Forum


The economic model of the European Union is in its deepest crisis since its inception, with stagnating economies, rising inequalities and increasing divergence between the countries of the European Union.

This year’s TASC-FEPS conference will focus on three core issues:

  • The relationship between economic inequality and wider measures of personal and societal well-being;
  • The impact of current economic policies on inequality versus policy proposals to embark on a more equitable and sustainable developmental trajectory; 
  • Policy proposals to break the links between the growth of finance and inequality. These ideas encompass changes in regulation, financial structure, and financial and investment policies.


Croke Park Conference Centre

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