YSI Event



Inequality has become one of the big buzzwords for economist and non-economist alike. Although an apparently simple word, inequality conveys a multitude of deeper meanings, and studying it is easier said than done. Latin America as a region is exceptional for the big similarities among the countries, being the high level of inequality present in every country of the region one of them. Thus the study and understanding of the phenomena relating to inequality deserves to be studied on regional and local frameworks on a multidisciplinary environment.

Participants are also expected to take part in a session of the Inequality Working Group Mind Map, a project that maps the main theories, findings, questions and resources in inequality research with the people working on them. Our joint work will eventually be published online and serve as a guide for those who are interested in studying and researching inequality here.

Your abstract can be related to any dimension of socio-economic inequality and, to facilitate, we suggested contributions that focus on the following large themes:

  1. Theoretical debates on Inequality (How can we understand inequality);
  2. History of inequality;
  3. Inequality and Poverty in Latin America;
  4. Public Policies for Inequality and Poverty Alleviation; Political and Economic Crises and their Consequences on Inequality. 

Questions concerning this call may be sent to: [email protected]

10 years after 2008:  Financial (In)stability, uneven spatial impacts and the dynamics of Inequalities in Latin America

Since the financial crisis in 2008, the economic policies that were  implemented did not prevent an increase in poverty and inequality rates,  including in underdeveloped countries, as Latin American (LA) ones. In this sense, the territory specification of LA has been showing the persistence, maintenance or an increase of poverty and inequalities in many countries, especially after significant economic crises such as this one.

The LA convening will be a great opportunity to discuss this topic, because it will be part of a 2-week intensive pluralistic economics’ agenda: 1st Conference on Development Planning, Lalics forum for PhD candidates and UNSAM-IDAES winter school. Also, it will engage keynote speakers from the “1st Conference on Development Planning“ with diversity in terms of gender, age and provenance, starting new institucional paterniships.

We want  to encourage people active in Financial Stability, Urban and Regional Economics and Inequality areas to share their findings and contributions during this interactive convening with a diverse group of young academics. Following our joint on-going webinar series between the Urban and Regional Economics WG, the Inequality WG and the Financial Stability WG, we are inviting young scholars to present their research during the YSI Latin America Regional Convening to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 19-21, 2018.

We welcome contributions related to (but not limited to) financial stability and financial inclusion from an urban and regional perspective::

  1. Geography of banking, instability and exclusion;
  2. Microfinance, microcredit and financial inclusion;
  3. Global Liquidity and inequality;
  4. Financial Innovation and financial exclusion;
  5. Financial crisis and income inequality imbalances;
  6. Financial crisis and regional disparities;
  7. Housing Markets and Financial System;
  8. Local currencies and credit-based systems;

Questions concerning this call may be sent to:

To submit a paper, go here. Note that you must register yourself on the Young Scholars Directory first if you haven’t already.