YSI Event

Keynesian Economics

Call #12 - Future perspectives for Asian economies and possible alternatives

After years of high economic growth, Asia is now presenting signs of entering a new phase of the business cycle: some countries have had lower growth rates in the last few years and it is expected that the region’s growth rate continues to decelerate in the years to come.

This new phase in the region and the present international context leads to new questions concerning the region’s future economic perspectives. What are the effects of the escalating trade tensions in the world to the region’s trade and economic growth? How to promote poverty and inequality reduction in the context of lower economic growth? Is the region bound to face a Minsky moment of its own?

In this vein, the Keynesian Economics Working Group (KEWG) aims to debate the economic perspectives for Asia and the main contributions from Keynesian theories that may indicate possibilities of sustaining economic growth while also maintaining financial stability and improving income distribution. The working group encourages submissions in the following areas:

  1. Fiscal and monetary policies
  2. Growth and inequality
  3. Financial (in)stability
  4. International trade and finance
  5. New approaches to modeling (eg. Neo Kaleckian, Stock-Flow Consistent, Agent-Based)

Other topics related to Keynesian economics will also be considered.

About the Keynesian Economics Working Group

A Keynesian approach to economics supposes that output and employment growth of capitalist economies are constrained by aggregate demand. The Keynesian Working Group provides insightful discussions on how the Keynesian framework can help us to deal with the current depressed state of most economies


To submit your abstract to this call, go to https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc. In your abstract, please clearly identify your research question, elaborate on methodology, and list your preliminary findings and/or tentative conclusions.

Apply here: https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc
Note: you must be logged into the YSI website to apply.
Deadline: 17 March 2019
Contact: [email protected]