Call for Abstracts: Latin America regional convening

Dear Young Scholars,

YSI is organising its Latin America regional convening in Buenos Aires on 19-21 July, 2018.

The Financial Stability Working Group will also take part in this event, and invites all of you to submit your abstract/paper to the following main topics:

1) 10 years after: 2008 Financial Crisis and future prospect: Economists continue in an intense debate, trying to understand its main causes and consequences for the future. In the discussions of our working group, we open space to a plurality of views, including the ones that look beyond mainstream economic paradigms. In this context, we intend to debate views on lessons learned from the crisis, current developments in financial markets, and future challenges for the financial sector, especially those linked to changes in regulatory frameworks and the impacts of new technologies. We welcome contributions in one of the (but not limited to) following topics: Financial System (In)stability; Global Liquidity and world finance; Sources and effects of Systemic Risks; Financial market regulation; Fintech/ Cryptocurrencies and Financial Innovation; Financial crises and political responses;.

2) 10 years after 2008: Financial (In)stability, uneven spatial impacts and the dynamics of Inequalities in Latin America: Since the financial crisis in 2008, the economic policies that were implemented did not prevent an increase in poverty and inequality rates, including in underdeveloped countries, as Latin American (LA) ones. In this sense, the territory specification of LA has been showing the persistence, maintenance or an increase of poverty and inequalities in many countries, especially after significant economic crises such as this one. Following our on-going webinar series, the Inequality WG, the Urban and Regional WG and the Financial Stability WG welcomes all contributions related to (but not limited to): Geography of banking, instability and exclusion; Microfinance, microcredit and financial inclusion; Global Liquidity and inequality; Financial Innovation and financial exclusion; Financial crisis and income inequality imbalances; Financial crisis and regional disparities; Housing Markets and Financial System; Local currencies and credit-based systems.

3) The aftermath: A Keynesian Perspective: Post Keynesian economists have devoted substantial research efforts to understand issues related to Financial Stability and Financialization. The Global Financial Crisis (2008 – 2009) has put to the forefront of the profession the necessity to deepen our understanding of these issues. The Financial Stability and the Keynesian Working Groups offer an excellent opportunity for debate in a special joint session between both working groups. We welcome contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics, from a Keynesian and/or Minskian perspective: Financial stability and regulation; Instability in financial markets; Financialisation of the economy; Global economic imbalances; Economic history of financial crises; Sources and policy response of financial crises.

Please submit your paper by April 27, 2018. Partial or full travel support will be available for selected participants.

We look forward to hearing from you!!

The Financial Stability WG