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    YSI @ the 45th Eastern Economics Association Conference

    YSI Event Workshop YSI

    The Keynesian Economics and Complexity Economics Working Groups announce two special sessions, to be held at the annual conference of the EEA in New York.

    YSI North America Convening

    YSI Event Regional Convening YSI

    On February  22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its first North America Convening in Los Angeles, USA.

    YSI Info Session & Panel Discussion:

    Political Economy and New Economic Thinking

    YSI Event Discussion YSI

    Learn about the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and join a panel discussion on Political Economy and New Economic Thinking with Thomas Ferguson, Perry Mehrling, and Katharina Pistor.

    Summer School on Computational Methods and Agent Based Modelling in Economics

    YSI Event Workshop YSI

    The YSI Complexity Economics Working Group is delighted to invite all Young Scholars interested in Agent Based Modeling to apply for the Summer School on Computational Methods and Agent Based Modeling (Curitiba Summer School)

    YSI @ Energy Innovation Academy

    YSI Event Conference YSI

    The FSR Energy Innovation Area and the Complexity Economics Working Group of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the 1st Energy Innovation Academy.

    Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development?

    Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion

    YSI Event Workshop YSI

    Microfinance and then financial inclusion have become buzzwords in international development. Such initiatives have mobilised and generated  large amounts of development funding, despite substantial amount of critique. Such critiques call for a more impartial assessment of the effectiveness of financial inclusion on the grounds that funds for microfinance, they argue, displaced development spendings on healthcare, education or infrastructure. In addition, the focus on expansion of financial markets to ‘bank’ and financially ‘include’ the poor may divert attention from more comprehensive and effective poverty reduction strategies. Critiques of this ‘way of doing development’ are often sidelined and labelled as ‘extreme’, ‘sloppy’ or ideology-driven rather than evidence-based. We believe that there is a need for contemporary development scholars from all disciplines to engage in those debates. This half-day workshop would bring in such scholars to discuss what we have learned from a decade of research on the microfinance, and how financial inclusion and the emergence of fintech may offer new opportunities - as well as risks - in for inclusive global development.