YSI Event

Keynesian Economics

Latin America since the global financial crisis: what are our possibilities?

Despite almost a decade of healthy growth and a rapid recovery from the global financial crisis (2007 - 2008), economic growth in Latin America has decelerated if compared to its growth rates in the beginning of the 2000s. Such scenario has led to a number of interpretations regarding the origins of these lower growth rates as well as regarding the economic possibilities for the region.

In order to further enhance our understanding of these topics, the Keynesian Economics Working Group aims to construct a debate regarding the possibilities for economic growth and social development in Latin America from a Keynesian perspective.

The working group encourages submissions on the following topics:

  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Growth and Distribution
  • Employment and productivity
  • International trade and finance
  • Small open economy
  • New approaches to modeling
  • Agent-based and Stock-Flow Consistent modeling with a Keynesian approach

Other related topics to Keynesian Economics will also be considered. In addition, we have a second call for presentations for a joint session with the Financial Instability Working Group.

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

The aftermath: A Keynesian Perspective

Post Keynesian economists have devoted substantial research efforts to understand issues related to Financial Stability and Financialization. The Global Financial Crisis (2008 - 2009) has put to the forefront of the profession the necessity to deepen our understanding of these issues.

In this context, the Financial Stability and the Keynesian Working Groups offer an excellent opportunity for debate and interaction among Keynesians and all scholars concerned with Financial Stability issues. Thus, we are glad to announce a special joint session between both working groups.

For this session, we welcome contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics, from a Keynesian and/or Minskian perspective:

  • Financial stability and regulation;
  • Instability in financial markets;
  • Financialisation of the economy;
  • Global economic imbalances;
  • Economic history of financial crises;
  • Sources and policy response of financial crises.

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.