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    2019 Annual ASEER (GSÖBW) Conference

    Crossing Borders, Embracing Pluralism: Perspectives on Teaching Socio-Economics and Pluralism in Economics

    Event Conference | Feb 21–22, 2019

    What is the relationship between pluralist economics and interdisciplinary socio-economics? How does pluralist academic teaching need to be structured in economics or business administration in order to be successful? What should interdisciplinary socio-economic study programs look like, and how should teacher training in the field be designed? What kinds of new study materials, textbooks, and teaching methods are required?

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    Summer School on Computational Methods and Agent Based Modelling in Economics

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Complexity Economics | Dec 3–7, 2018

    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)

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    YSI @ Energy Innovation Academy

    YSI Event Conference YSI | Hosted by Complexity Economics | Nov 28–30, 2018

    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.

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    Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development?

    Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Nov 21, 2018

    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. 

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    LALICS-YSI INET Academy 2018

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Complexity Economics | Nov 3–9, 2018

    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.

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    YSI @ FMM Conference: 10 Years after the Crash

    YSI Event Conference YSI | Oct 25–27, 2018

    What did societies and politicians learn from the crash? What have been theoretical achievements in orthodox and heterodox economic thinking since then? Where do we go from here?

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    1st GLOBELICS pre-Conference for Young Scholars

    Workshop Series on Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Economics of Innovation | Oct 23, 2018

    The YSI Economics of Innovation, Economic Development and Africa Working Groups, in partnership with Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), Globelics Alumni, are organizing the 1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference for Young Scholars entitled ‘Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development’.

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    Economics and the Development of Africa

    YSI Workshop @ 13th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Africa | Oct 13, 2018

    The YSI Africa Working Group is convening in Bologna, Italy in conjunction with the 13th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network. Our meeting in Bologna follows what promises to be a successful convention in August 2018 at the YSI Africa Convening in Harare, Zimbabwe. The YSI Africa Working Group is committed to continuing important conversations about how economic history can contribute to the study of development of Africa. We are particularly interested in thinking about the types of new approaches to the study of economics and economic history.

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    Why Hysteria Over the Italian Budget Is Wrong-Headed

    Article | Oct 10, 2018

    Reactions to the size of the proposed plan rely on discredited assumptions and betray a fundamental misunderstanding of economic growth—and austerity 

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    Can AI Free Humans from ‘Routine’ Work?

    Video | Oct 10, 2018

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to replace routine jobs, says Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. But done right, that process could allow us to “pursue dreams, spend time with our loved ones and find out why we exist as humans”

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    James Heckman in The Economist

    News Oct 6, 2018

    Nobel laureate James Heckman, Sidharth Moktan and their INET-funded research on economics journals is featured in The Economist.

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    Endogenous Preferences and the Consequences of Economic Incentives

    Workshop by the YSI Behavior and Society Group

    YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Behavior and Society | Oct 5–7, 2018

    Young scholars in the fields of behavioral and experimental economics, philosophy, and related disciplines will be given the opportunity to present their work at a workshop in New York. Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute), Shaun Hargreaves Heap (King’s College London) and Mario Rizzo (New York University) will also present their work and give feedback to the young scholars.

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    Inequality Represents a Wasted Opportunity for Poverty Reduction

    Article | Oct 4, 2018

    Economists who dismiss inequality as a problem secondary to poverty miss the point: Inequality is part of what drives poverty

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    The End of American Exceptionalism

    Video | Oct 3, 2018

    “We don’t look after each other at all,” says Jeffrey Sachs on America today

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    The Tyranny of the Top Five Journals

    Article | Oct 2, 2018

    Getting published in a top five economics journal is a near-requirement for tenure. But it’s a poor measure of research quality within a system that punishes creativity.