YSI 2020 Plenary: New Economic Questions

Young Scholars Initiative Virtual Plenary

Nov 6–15, 2020 | 4:00 – 23:30 Download .ics

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Join us to discuss and determine the most pertinent questions facing our global society.

What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?

Join us and help determine them at the YSI Virtual Plenary.

With the help of world-class speakers, young scholars form around the world will come together for an innovative and collaborative virtual conference. All curious researchers, professionals, and students interested in new economic thinking are invited.

The questions in discussion will be visualized in an interactive network graph consisting of ‘constellations’ for themes such as Globalization, Future of Money, Democracy and Governance, the Role of Economists, Sustainability, Innovation, Development, Inequalities, Societal Organization, and Economic Visions.

Each of YSI’s twenty-one working groups has a track within the plenary program and will use the questions to inspire their future projects. Together, we’ll set sail for New Economic Thinking.


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Aside from the interactive ‘questions fair’, the program features 21 different tracks run by YSI’s thematic working groups on: Africa, Behavior and Society, Complexity Economics, Cooperatives, East Asia, Economic Development, Economic History, Economics of Innovation, Finance, Law, and Economics, Financial Stability, Gender and Economics, History of Economic Thought, Inequality, Keynesian Economics, Latin America, Philosophy of Economics, Political Economy of Europe, South Asia, States and Markets, Sustainability, Urban and Regional Economics. Plenary participants are invited to join a working group of their choosing.


HOW TO JOIN | Attendance is open to all YSI members. (go here to become a member) and a live-stream will be available to non-members via social media.


MENTORS | Morris Altman, Antonio Andreoni, Douglas Arner, Daniel Awrey, Lee Badgett, David Barkin, Erik Berglöf, Snehashish Bhattacharya, Pablo Gabriel Bortz, Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ying Chen, Jennifer Clark, Esther Dweck, Gary Dymski, Charles Edquist, Doyne Farmer, Yakov Feygin, Soulé Folashadé, Magda Fontana, Daniela Gabor, Aurora Gómez Galvarriato, Abdul-Ganiyu Ajani Garba, Esther Gicheru, Jessica Hellmann, Catherine Herfeld, César A. Hidalgo, Jimena Hurtado, Arjun Jayadev, Annina Kaltenbrunner, Ingrid H. Kvangraven, Martha McCluskey, Alban Mchopa, Perry Mehrling, Monika Meireles, Martina Metzger, Eric Monnet, Norberto Montani Martins, Juan Carlos Moreno- Brid, Marc Morgan, Maria Nikolaidi, Tahnee Ooms, Esteban Perez Caldentey, Zoltan Pozsar, Miriam REHM, Cecilia Rikap, Veronica Robert, Jerome Roos, Michal Rozworski, Vivien Schmidt, Mario Secareccia, Sauman Singh, Kimmo Soramäki, Robert Steigerwald, Maurice Stucke,Judith Sutz, Pavlina Tcherneva, Fiona Tregenna, Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Matias Vernengo, Iris Wanzenböck, Isabella Weber.

ORGANIZERS | Richard Itaman, Oluwafemi Awopegba, Petronella Munhenzva, Chris Pomwene Shafuda Herbert Aki, Abel Gaiya, Geraldine Sibanda, Christina Mosalagae, Aleksander Stojanović, Luisa Scarcella, Cecilia del Barrio Arleo, Roxana Vatanparast, Limia Trifena, Felipe Botelho Tavares, Aritra Chakrabarty, Teresa Meira, Edoardo Vignotto, Felix Donkor, Dania Clarke, Ariel Ibanez, Magali Brosio, Lygia Sabbag Fares, Cicero Braga, Minh Tam Bui, Ricardo Jose Salas Diaz, Erica Aloe, Shatakshi Gupta, Juan Acosta, Christina Laskaridis, Ian Almeida, Ludvig Goldschmidt, Julia Marchevsky, Marius Kuster, Tue Anh Nguyen, Surbhi Kesar, Cuong Tran, Elvis Korku Avenyo, Giuliano Toshiro Yajima, Santiago Gahn, Nurlan Jahangirli, Marc Adam, Peter Bent, Sergio Castellanos-Gamboa, Diego Garza, Maylis Avaro, Alain Naef, Francisco Javier Ardila Suarez, Giacomo Gabbuti, Patricia Andrade, Natassia Nascimento, Maria Cristina Barbieri Goes, Julia Torracca, Fernanda Perin, Cristiana Arancibia, Nathalie Marins, Monika Meireles, Gabriel Aidar, Florencia Jaccoud, Juan Melo, Mads Vestergaard, Merve Burnazoglu, Maisa Goulart, Komal Shakeel, Leigh Caldwell, Iva Parvanova, Rosie Collington, Fernanda Steiner Perin, Dario Vazquez, Nolwenn Allaire, Vanessa Avanci, Solomon Owusu, Daniel Fernando de Souza, Rutuja Uttarwar, Tom Carlowitz, Lorenzo Cassini, Mariana Maria, Terence Muzorewa, Emi Do, Shadreck Matindike, Timothy Bisakaya, Renan Almeida, Jakob Sparn, Igor Tupy, Simone Grabner, Kishorekumar Suryaprakash, Rafael Campos, Nicolás Aguila, Cecilia Rikap, João Pedro Scalco Macalos, Sauman Singh, Esra Ugurlu, Pablo Benchimol, Lilian Rolim, Rafael Ribeiro, Guilherme Magacho, Ayoze Alfageme, Ana Bottega, Sylvio Kappes, Míriam Oliveira, Devika Dutt, Nicole Toftum, Nathalie Marins, ‎ Emilia Buccella, Adam Kerenyi, Seung Woo Kim, Rachel Ganly, Ravi Shukla, Tomoe Naito, Soheon Lee, Aqdas Afzal, Aneesha Chitgupi, Arun Balachandran, Stefano Merlo, Stefano Di Bucchianico, Salome Topuria, Malthe Munkoe, Voldomyr Buzhan, Oleksandra Sokolenko

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Speakers

Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

  • George Akerlof

    Koshland Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

  • Alicia Barcena

    Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Nelson Barbosa

    Professor, FGV and the University of Brasilia

  • Stephanie Blankenburg

    Head, Debt and Development Finance Branch, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

  • Rana Foroohar

    Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times

    Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

  • Thomas Ferguson

    Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Jayati Ghosh

    Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Former Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Stephany Griffith-Jones

    Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

    Emeritus Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University

  • Martin Guzman

    Associate Research Scholar, Columbia University

    Associate Professor of Economics, University of Buenos Aires

  • William Janeway

    Affiliated Member of the Economics Faculty, Cambridge University

    Senior Advisor and Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

  • Rob Johnson

    President, Institute for New Economic Thinking

  • Jakob Kapeller

    Professor of Socio-Economics with a focus on Plural Economics, Institute for Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

  • Mervyn King

    Professor of Economics and Law, Stern School of Business and Law School, NYU

  • William Lazonick

    Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    President, The Academic-Industry Research Network

  • Justin Yifu Lin

    Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics

    Dean, Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development

    Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development at Peking University

  • Geoff Mann

    Professor, Simon Frasier University

  • Mariana Mazzucato

    Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London

  • Shannon Monnat

    Associate Professor, Syracuse University

  • Julie Nelson

    Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Sanjay Reddy

    Associate Professor of Economics , The New School for Social Research

  • Michael Sandel

    Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

  • Julia K. Steinberger

    Professor of Societal Aspects of Climate Change, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne

  • Joe Stiglitz

    Professor of Economics, Columbia University

  • Adair Turner

    Senior Fellow and Grantee, INET

    Chair, Energy Transitions Commission

    Former Chairman, United Kingdom Financial Services Authority

  • Yanis Varoufakis

    Former Finance Minister, Greece

  • Martin Wolf

    Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times