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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

    Young Scholars based in North America will convene in Los Angeles, California. The convening serves to strengthen the North American network of new economic thinkers pursuing a new economic paradigm.

    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. 

    LALICS-YSI INET Academy 2018

    YSI Event Workshop YSI

    Our focus is on teaching and discussing theoretical and empirical methods related to the innovation processes in Latin America and the Caribbean and how these are linked to the economic development of the region. The Academy offers the opportunity to connect students to a research community integrated by high profile researchers.