YSI North America Convening | KEWG Call for Papers

You are invited to submit a paper for the YSI North America Regional Convening in Los Angeles, February 22-24, 2019 in Keynesian Economics Working Group session. Researchers, academicians, policymakers and other stakeholders are welcome to submit their paper that shows how Keynesian theories contribute to the current policy debates by providing alternative solutions to promote fast economic recoveries that are accompanied by declining inequality and financial instability.

After a long period of economic stagnation following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. economy has started to show some signs of recovery. However, some serious structural problems such as persistent income inequality and high levels of corporate leverage along with the current deregulatory trends in the financial market remain the main concern for policymakers and the economists alike. These challenges resemble the ones that led to the 2008 crisis.

The most pressing questions include, but not limited to, whether the world economy is facing a sustainable recovery? Can the U.S. economy maintain economic growth without addressing its income inequality? What are the effects of protectionists policies? Is there another Minsky moment on the horizon? In light of these developments, the Keynesian Economics Working Group (KEWG) seeks to encourage the debate and exchange of ideas on the new insights that Keynesian theories provide to solve some of the most pressing challenges in this brave new world.

The working group encourages submissions in the following areas:

  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Growth and inequality
  • Financial instability
  • International trade and finance
  • New approaches to modeling

Apply here. Deadline: 18 December, 2018.

Questions concerning this session may be sent to [email protected].