YSI Europe Convening

May 31–Jun 3, 2018 Download .ics

Trento, Italy |


Register to attend the YSI Europe Convening, and apply for a chance to receive free accommodation. DEADLINE: 25 May

As in previous years, young scholars will come together in Trento during the annual Festival dell'Economia. This gathering will serve as the YSI Europe Convening for 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their work with YSI members from across Europe, while also partaking in the Festival dell'Economia

YSI Europe Convening 


The YSI Europe Convening program officially starts at 14:30 on 31 May and ends at 14:30 on 3 June. You may download it here.

Venue: University of Trento

Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, via Tommaso Gar 14

Our registration desk opens on 31 May at 11:30. You will be able to pick up your tote bag, program and lunch tickets for the university canteen.

INET lectures and Festival program

The INET lectures are part of the main festival program which will be taking place all over Trento. 


Most of our participants are staying at Hotel Everest:

Corso degli Alpini, 14 - 38121 Trento

Contact: Tel: (+39) 0461 825300; Fax: 0461 824527 - Email: [email protected] / www.hoteleverest.it

The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the train station. Bus direct lines are: n. 4 and n.8 north direction.

Lunch & Dinner

On Thursday and Friday we have access to the university canteen near our venue (address: via Tommaso Gar 18) and you may use the lunch tickets received at registration to purchase your meal (please return any unused tickets). On Saturday and Sunday we’ll have lunch directly in our venue.

We will communicate the dinner locations for each day on-site and via email.


Program Draft Version: 21 May 2018

University of Trento

Department of Humanities

Via Tommaso Gar, 14, 38122 Trento TN, Italy

Aula 004

Aula 006

Aula 001

THU 31 May

14:30 - 16:00

Disruptive Technologies, Inequalities and Law #1

Mentor: Nadia Garbellini

“The Importance of Path Dependence for Economic Theory: A Systemic Approach to Distribution Integrating Institutional Components”

Anastasia Biermann

“Socioeconomic System Gap Analysis Finance Law and Economics Prototype”

Tony Crawford

“AI and IOT appliances in Health care: dealing with urging aging issue in Europe and China”

Nuoya Chen

Complex Systems #1:

Political Economy

“The Stubborn-Effect in Opinion Dynamics”
Cynthia Zeng

“An agent-based model of Political Identity: The mechanics of Contentious Politics through the lens of agent-based modeling”

Eugenio Dacrema

“Human Agency and Social Capital- Silver bullets for corruption?”

Davina Osei

The Economic Possibilities of Technology #1:

Social Impact of Technological Change

“Can ELR contribute to Women’s Empowerment?”

Salam Abukhadrah

“Regional Development And New Technologies”

Maria Pia Napoletano

“Ageing population, productivity and social inequalities: is automation the ideal solution?”

Marco Zannini

16:15 - 16:45


17:00 - 19:00


“The Invisible Sex: Women in the History of Economic Thought”

Goncalo Fonseca



FRI 1 June

10:30 - 12:00

Disruptive Technologies, Inequalities and Law #2

Mentor: Nadia Garbellini

“Fighting Inequality through Collective Investment”

Wesley Merritt

“Universal Basic Income: Where Equity and Efficiency Meet?”

Roxana Vatanparast

“The Winner Takes It All? Designing international tax system suitable for era of disruption”

Natalia Pushkareva

Reconciling Financial Stability and Economic Inclusion Across Space #1

Mentor: Richard Baldwin, Orsola Costantini

“Political Economy of Finance: Securities Market Regulation”

Jure Jeric

“What role should solidarity play in the European Economic and Monetary Union?”

Stefano Merlo

“Boom Bust Boom: The long history of the United States financial cycle (1834-2017)”

Daniel Dieckelmann

Complex Systems #2

“Determinants, direct and indirect influences of technological capabilities on firm performance”
Kanya Paramaguru

“CDS Central Counterparty Clearing Liquidation: Road to Recovery or Invitation to Predation?”
Magdalena Tywoniuk

“A post Keynesian framework of exchange rate determination: a dynamical approach approach”
Erick Limas

12.00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00


“What Piketty Missed in Measuring Wealth”

Nadia Garbellini

14:00 - 15:30

The Concept of State in Economic Theory #1: Teaching Pluralist Economics

The teaching of Economic discipline and the issue of Pluralism: A quantitative and qualitative study

Michela Ciccotosto

Thinking like an economist — a quantitative analysis of economics bachelor curricula in the Netherlands

Maarten Kavelaars

Non-Formal Education for Pluralist Economics?

Nurlan Jahangirli

The Economic Possibilities of Technology #2: Economic Impact of Innovation

Mentor: Nadia Garbellini

“Human Capital, Growth and Technological Specialization”

Andrea Brugora

“Technological change: how societies deal with Baumol’s Cost Disease?”

Martino Comelli

“Structural Change, Productivity Growth and Labor Market Turbulence in Africa”

Solomon Owusu

“Information-Constrained Behavior, Technological Frontier, and Equilibrium: Theory and Simulations”

Jangho Yang

History of Economic Thought #1: Between Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes

Mentor: Goncalo Fonseca

15:45 - 17:15


“Historical Challenges to Democracy”

Introduction: Orsola Costantini

Thomas Ferguson

Stefano Lucarelli



SAT 2 June

10:00 - 11:30


“Robot Capitalism”

Adair Turner

Location: Palazzo Geremia

Special session

Early Career Challenges: Publishing & the Academic Job Market

11:30 - 12:30


“Twisting the General Theory”

Cristina Marcuzzo

12:30 - 13:00

Meetings in Working Groups

13:00 - 14:30

The Economic Possibilities of Technology #3: International Consequences of Technological Innovation

Mentor: Nelson Barbosa

“Exchange controls and exchange gap in Argentina (1946-2016)”

Santiago Jose Gahn

“Technological and productive systems facing the economic crisis: heterogeneity, convergence and divergence in the European Union”

Simone Gasperin

“The Role of Comparative Advantage and Endowments in Structural Transformation”

Matteo Tranchero

“Trade cost variation from innovations in transportation technology: the role of the Suez Canal in core and peripheral trade, 1870 - 1914”

Kevin Tang

Disruptive Technologies, Inequalities and Law #3

Mentor: Adair Turner

“In-e-qualities in online trading”

Tove Engvall

”Effects of Regulatory Changes on Industrial Technological Capability: A Case Study of the United Kingdom and South Africa”

Andrew Mkwashi

“MOOCs, OER and developing countries: something good is in the air?”

Grazia Sveva Ascione

Complex Systems #3

Session starts at 12:30

Mentor: Andrea Roventini

“The Network Origins of Firm Dynamics”
Alessandro de Santis

“Towards a first principles and evidence based theory of bubbles with complexity theory”
Jaime Gomez-Ramirez

15:00 - 16:30

The Concept of State in Economic Theory #2: Economics crisis: why do we need more diverse economic thinking?

Mentor: Goncalo Fonseca

“Teaching Pluralist Economics”

Oleksandra Sokolenko

“Reforming Economics Curricula: Existing, Ideal and Possible”

Cahal Moran

“Is pluralism for economics a valid claim?”

“Marxist and Post-Keynesian theories of the firm under financialisation and globalisation”

Joel Rabinovich

The Economic Possibilities of Technology #4: Technological innovation at the firm level

Mentor: Nadia Garbellini

“Network participation and innovation: evidence from Vietnamese MSEMs in manufacturing sector”

Elisa Calza

“Innovation in Mining”

Beatriz Calzada Olvera

“Strategic Interactions and Innovativeness: A Theoretical Model for stability of Joint Venture in a Developing Country”

Rituparna Kaushik

“Determinants, direct and indirect influences of technological capabilities on firm performance”

Tho Pham

“Employment impact of product innovations in sub-Saharan Africa: Firm-level evidence”

Elvis Avenyo


INET Lecture

“Populism and the Repression of Salaries”

Nelson Barbosa

Location: Castello del Buonconsiglio - Sala Marangonerie

Special session

Early Career Challenges: The State of Diversity in Economics

Moderated by Diversity Task Force



SUN 3 June

10:30 - 12:00

The Economic Possibilities of Technology #5: Innovation and technology of exchange

Mentor: Nelson Barbosa

“Distortions on decision-making in financial markets: What they are, why they matter, and how central bank digital currency can solve them”

James Barker

“Fintech on the stage”

Adam Kerenyi

“The Holy Grail of Crypto Currencies: Ready to replace fiat money?”

Richard Senner

“The Economics of Craftsmanship in the Age of E-commerce”

Charles Wan

Reconciling Financial Stability and Economic Inclusion Across Space #2

Mentor: Josh Mason, Orsola Costantini

“Spatial variation in the causes of income inequality: decomposition analysis on US census data”

Andreas Lichtenberger

“Microcredit 40 years later: the financial instrument that revolutionised Development”

Leonardo Conte

“Local currencies as new tools for sustainable urban development”

Csaba Lakócai

The Concept of State in Economic Theory #3: Rethinking the State: towards a conceptual synthesis between the political and the economic spheres

Mentor: Sheila Dow

“The distributive limits of modern market exchange rate policies in the post currency mismatch era: lessons from the Brazilian Central Bank experience”

Joao Pedro

“Role Models of Fair public ownership: some examples from Hong Kong and Singapore”

Andrew Purves

12:00 - 13:00


Meetings in Working Groups

Meetings in Working Groups

13:00 - 14:30


‘Monetary Reform, Central Banks and Digital Currencies’

Sheila Dow

Discussant: Josh Mason


INET Lecture

“Cryptocurrencies, bitcoins and blockchains: new bubble or future of money?”

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Location: Castello del Buonconsiglio - Sala Marangonerie

Participating Working Groups 

Complexity Economics
Economic Development
Economic History
Finance, Law, and Economics
Fianancial Stability
Keynesian Economics
Urban and Regional Economics
States and Markets

Support for Accepted Young Scholars
Selected young scholars will receive accommodation from 31 May - 3 June.

The YSI Europe America Convening strives to provide an inclusive environment and uphold a balance of gender, nationalities and research interests from across the region. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Calls for Papers
1. Disruptive Technologies, Inequalities, and Law
2. The Concept of the State in Economic Theory
3. The Economic Possibilities of Technology
4. Reconciling Financial Stability and Economic Inclusion Across Space
5. Complex Systems and Economic Complexity
6. Cooperatives and the Future of Employment

About the Festival dell’Economia
The 13th edition of the Festival of Economics will take place in Trento from 31 May - 3 June. This year’s theme is Technology and Jobs. 

The Festival program is now available here!