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The YSI Working Groups are calling for abstracts.

The Festival for New Economic Thinking will take place from 19-20 October 2017 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in Scotland. The event is the result of a collaborative initiative between several organisations, including INET’s Young Scholars InitiativeRethinking EconomicsNetzwerk Plurale Ökonomik/ Exploring EconomicsThe Minskys and The History of Economic Thought Website

For more information on the Festival for New Economic Thinking visit our website - https://newecon.co/

The Festival precedes the INET plenary conference taking place on 21-23 October. 

Our YSI working groups welcome contributions by young scholars who wish to present their research in the group meetings and at the exhibition space at the Festival. Refer to the listed types of submissions and working groups below to see their specific call for abstracts as well as the collaborative call for data visualisation. You may register your submission to one or two working groups of your choice. The deadline for submissions is August 21st, 2017.

Travel stipends will be awarded on the basis of merit and need. If you indicate the need for travel support, please include a brief motivation (we are interested in your thoughts on new economic thinking, how the Festival may benefit you and your research, and whether you’ve had any previous engagement with YSI).

Call for Abstracts

The following working groups invite you to submit your contribution for a paper presentation during the group meetings at the Festival. Click on the relevant link below!

AfricaBehavior and SocietyComplexity
CooperativesEast AsiaEconomic Development
Economic HistoryFinance, Law and EconomicsFinancial Stability
Gender and EconomicsHistory of Economic ThoughtInequality
InnovationKeynesian EconomicsLatin America 
Philosophy of Economics Political Economy of EuropeSouth Asia
Urban and Regional DevelopmentSustainabilityStates and Markets

Call for Data Visualization

You can apply to the collaborative exhibition and data visualization contest organized by the Working Groups on Economic Development, Africa, Complexity, East Asia, Inequality, Latin America, and Urban and Regional DevelopmentClick here to view the joint call for contributions! Exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their works as well as discuss their original research findings throughout the Festival.

Finalists will have the chance to present their research findings and motivation behind the poster in front of a panel of data specialists and professors. The Award for Best Visualization will end the session, based on marking by a panel of senior scholars.

“Alternative Theories of Economic Development” - Call for Participants

The Working Group on Economic Development is calling for your participation in a two-part workshop and a debate competition. The Workshop will be largely based on the recently published book, Alternative Theories of Economic Development, edited by Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel. The aim of the Debating competition is to illustrate how one question can be analyzed from many different angles by having each contestant arguing from one specific theoretical tradition.

For more information, click here. 

In order to submit your abstract you must be registered the Young Scholars Directory. Please visit ysd.ineteconomics.org/register in case you have not done so yet. This is also a great opportunity to join the working groups you are interested in.

If you are already part of the Young Scholars Directory, click here to go straight to the submission platform. 

If you have any further queries regarding the Festival, contact festival@newecon.co. For more information on the Call for Abstracts, please contact ysi@ineteconomics.org