YSI Asia Convening 2019

Aug 12–14, 2019 Download .ics

Hanoi, Vietnam | Vietnam National University

The Asia Convening of the Young Scholars Initiative will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 12-14 August, 2019.

Young Scholars from all over Asia will convene in order to pursue their interest in new economic thinking together and to strengthen the YSI network in Asia.

17 YSI working groups will hold separate meetings for young scholars as well as more than 30 senior economists and social thinkers. Please find the call for abstracts from each working group on the left.


Keynote speakers

Jayati Ghosh: Jayati Ghosh is a development economist and Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India. Her specialities include globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.

Danny Quah: Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Quah’s work includes contributions to the fields of economic growth, development economics, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, and the weightless economy.

Peter Frankopan: Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Frankopan is the author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World.

About the YSI Working Groups

The working groups are the backbone of the YSI community. Each group pursues questions of mutual interest by organizing webinars, workshops, conferences, and other projects. Seventeen of YSI’s twenty working groups will be present at the convening. Each has one or more call(s) for abstracts open now.

  1. Africa Working Group
  2. Complexity Economics Working Group
  3. Cooperatives Working Group
  4. Economic Development Working Group
  5. East Asia Working Group
  6. Economic History Working Group
  7. Finance, Law and Economics Working Group
  8. Financial Stability Working Group
  9. Gender and Economics Working Group
  10. History of Economic Thought Working Group
  11. Inequality Working Group
  12. Innovation Working Group
  13. Keynesian Economics Working Group
  14. South Asia Working Group
  15. States and Markets Working Group
  16. Sustainability Working Group
  17. Urban and Regional Economics Working Group

About YSI Regional Convenings

The YSI Regional Convenings provide a platform for young thinkers across the YSI Working Groups to meet, share ideas, and inspire each other. We now invite you to participate in the Asia Convening by submitting your abstract to one of our open calls.