This set of workshops offers a unique opportunity for early career researchers to fully appreciate the policy process and a better understanding of the institutional landscape in which economic policies are developed.
We invite early career researchers, young professionals and staffers with in an interest in the listed topics to join us. Attendees are also invited to the INET Conference that will follow on 14-15 April, ahead of the IMF & World Bank Spring Meetings on 16-18 April.
The workshops will run in parallel tracks from 9:00am - 3:00pm, hosted at a range of partner organizations in Washington, D.C.
- Challenges in Repo Markets: Financial Stability, Monetary Policy Frameworks | Federal Reserve Board (TBC)
This workshop by the Financial Stability Working Group will investigate the emerging problems in the repo market that requires the Fed to resume purchases of Treasury securities in an effort to avoid a repeat of the recent turmoil in money markets.
- Debt Crisis Resolution | International Monetary Fund
The Finance, Law and Economics and the History of Economic Thought Working Groups are presenting a joint workshop on the legal, economic and institutional tools employed by the IMF to address rising levels of private and public debt. Topics covered will include how sustainable levels of debt can be achieved without disrupting the real economy and how sustainable refinancing for the achievement of collective goals can be attained.
- New Challenges to Civil Rights in the Digital Era | ACLU
The Philosophy of Economics Working Group will delve into the a discussion on the newly emerging markets for data and prediction and how to regulate them in a manner that promotes civil liberty, equality and the right to privacy. This interdisciplinary workshop invites young scholars interested in themes such as ethics, innovation and data driven governance.
- A Global Green New Deal and Development Strategies in the Global South | Greenpeace
This workshop, organized by the Latin America and Sustainability Working Groups gives young scholars the opportunity to meet distinguished researchers who are working on the Green New Deal’s framework for a sustainable path for development and to discuss its implications for the Global South.
- Industrial Strategy for the 21st Century | Inter-American Development Bank
The Complexity Economics Working Group’s workshop will explore the intersection of industrial strategy and innovation policy in the context of the global climate crisis. It will also offer insight on how to implement and evaluate the scientific and policy tools that are under consideration.
- Macro-, Monetary-, and Financial History—Lessons from the Past for Today’s Problems | Federal Reserve Board (TBC)
The Economic History Working Group workshop aims to understand the evolutions and (in)stability of financial markets and the how financial instability impacts the economy, policy choices, central banking and (de)globalization.
- Governing Through Austerity: the (il)logics of neoliberal urbanism | ITUC at AFL-CIO
The Urban and Regional and Keynesian Economics Working Groups joint workshop will look into the impacts of austerity on local government. It will bring together scholars, policy makers and activists to explore the policy space available to local governments facing the economic and social effects of austerity.
- A 30 Year Re-evaluation of Structural Adjustment Policies | ITUC at AFL-CIO
This workshop, organized by the Economic Development Working Group, will examine how structural adjustment policies implemented by institutions such as the IMF and World Bank have promoted or inhibited economic development of less-developed economies in the Global South.
- Financing Africa’s Development | ITUC at AFL-CIO
This workshop, organized by the Africa Working Group, will discuss different approaches to Africa’s development financing, and how they are impacting the financial landscape; the discussions will cover FDI, aid, debt, and remittances, among other approaches.
- Feminist Approaches to Economics: Current Discussions Within the Field | National Press Club
This workshop, organized by the Gender and Economics Working Group, will cover key research topics in Feminist Economics: Gender Aware Macro Modeling; Time and Income Poverty; Gender Inequality in the Labour Market; Informal Markets; Women’s Reproductive and Economic Empowerment; Gender Perspectives in the History of Economic Thought, Feminist Approaches to Methodology Issues.
- The Political Economy of Health Economics | National Press Club
This workshop, organized by the Innovation Working Group, will discuss drug epidemics such as the opioid crisis as part of the debate on corporate control over health practitioners and policymakers.
- 75 Years After Bretton Woods: Does the World Need a New Global System? | National Press Club
The States and Markets Working Group workshop will present and analyze alternative proposals for global financial governance that address the mounting criticisms of the Bretton Woods institutions. The workshop’s principal aim is to explore these proposals with the underlying view that these criticisms are especially relevant today in the face of modern-day global commercial imbalances.
- Aging and Welfare | National Press Club
The Behavior and Society Working Group will have an interactive poster session and town-hall discussion to explore research and policy related to the economics of aging. Participants will learn more about the impact of increased life expectancy and declining birthrates on a variety of health and economic circumstances at the micro and macro level.
How to Attend
Anyone with an interest in the topic may apply to attend. Workshop participants are also invited to the INET Conference that will follow on 14-15 April, ahead of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings on 16-18 April.
May I submit my research?
Applicants who do research on the topics to be discussed are welcome to include recent work in their application. Some workshops include the opportunity for a selection of applicants to present that work. Other workshops will instead feature lectures from and discussions with senior scholars in the field.
Will I receive travel support?
Interested participants residing outside Washington DC may apply for partial travel support. In your application, please attach your CV and motivation, and elaborate on how your work and your interests align with the goals of the workshop, and the partner organization.
About the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI)
YSI is an initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. With over 10,000 members in 125 countries, YSI is a global community of young scholars, researchers, and students, young professionals pursuing new and critical ways of thinking about the economy. Find more information at ysi.ineteconomics.org.