The Trento Experiment

YSI @ The Trento Festival of Economics 2019

May 30–Jun 2, 2019 Download .ics

Trento, Italy |

This year the YSI participation at the Trento Festival of Economics will be different. There will be no panels with talks that are too long, actually, there will be no talks at all... Welcome to The Trento Experiment!

YSI has had a program every year since 2013, but this year there will not be an ordinary call for abstracts like most conferences. Instead, we’re going to try out new academic formats.

We will meet twice daily in the morning and afternoon. In the morning sessions, we’re going to engage in different kinds of group work, research speed dating sessions, mind mapping exercises and other new formats. In the afternoon, we will summarize and explain to each other what we’ve learned at the festival on that day and which ideas it has sparked. In the afternoon sessions, young scholars will also be presenting their own work, but under a new format, in which the outline of the talk will be broken into 3 short intervals (which challenge of the 21st century motivates your research (3 minutes), what is the one main idea that drives your research (3 minutes), what is new about your approach (3 minutes). These sessions will be complemented by professional presentation training.

In the evenings, John Ralston Saul and Nobel Memorial Prize laureate Michael Spence will join us for conversations during dinner.

In order to apply to attend Experiment Trento, you will need to answer 2 questions?

  1. What challenge of the 21st century does your research address and how? (150 words)
  2. Describe a topic that economics is not adequately addressing and why economists and/or other social scientists should be dealing with it? (150 words)

If you are selected to participate, YSI will provide accommodation in Trento. A limited amount of travel stipends are available.

Reimagining the Eurozone

Another way of going beyond the traditional academic setting will happen in the experiment “Reimagining the Eurozone”. Here participants will familiarize themselves with the issues discussed in a recent report published by Transparency International. This is done first by reading the report and secondly by performing a simulation of a meeting of the Eurozone Finance Ministers in Brussels (Eurogroup meeting). Read more about the experiment here

Participation in this experiment requires separate registration and will participants will be required to read the report before arriving to Trento. If you wish to apply to participate in this experiment, please indicate so when submitting your application.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM:

THURSDAY MAY 30th

10 - 12: Welcome and Working Group Presentations (WG Organizers)

14 - 16: Reimagining the Eurozone - simulation of a meeting of the Eurozone Finance Ministers, REQUIRES SEPARATE APPLICATION. (Maria Schweinberger)

16 - 17: What did you learn today? (Group work)

17 - 18: Presentation training & Young Scholar presentations (Lynn Parramore)

FRIDAY MAY 31st

10 - 12: Mind map session (Tahnee Ooms)

14 - 16: Reimagining the Eurozone - simulation of a meeting of the Eurozone Finance Ministers, REQUIRES SEPARATE APPLICATION. (Maria Schweinberger)

16 - 17: What did you learn today? (Group work)

17 - 18: Presentation training & Young Scholar presentations (Lynn Parramore)

21: Dinner with working groups

SATURDAY JUNE 1st

10 - 12: Knowledge stations (Cecilia Rikap)

16 - 17: What did you learn today? (Group work)

17 - 18: Presentation training & Young Scholar presentations (Lynn Parramore)

SUNDAY JUNE 2nd

10 -12: Project speed-dating, project brainstorm meeting (Peter Bent)

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