The Community Board | A recap and a look ahead

Discussion w/ Outgoing Community Board (CRC)

March 27 2021, 17:00 - 18:00


Two outgoing Community Board members discuss their report, and offer thoughts for their successors to consider.


The outgoing YSI Community Board (formerly Community Report Committee) and the YSI Management team present the State of the Community Report, review responsibilities of the Board, and discuss possible future areas of focus for community development

From 2016-2020, Asgeir B. Torfason, Maria C. Schweinberger, Melissa Vergarez Fernandez, Marcos Reis and Danilo Spinola served on the YSI Community Board, then known as the CRC. In this capacity they guided many important developments of our community structures and governance processes. Together with the YSI Management team, this work is outlined in the State of the Community Report, which was prepared for the YSI Plenary.

Asgeir Torfason

Asgeir served as the chairman of the YSI Community Board (CRC) from 2016 until the YSI Plenary in 2020. Asgeir is a member of the Icelandic Fiscal Council, Fellow at Gothenburg Research Institute.

Danilo Spinola

Danilo was member of the YSI Community Board (CRC) between 2016-2020 and has now been chosen to stay on as chairman to the new board, which the community will elect in the spring of 2021. Danilo is a senior Lecturer at Birmingham City Business School as well as the former coordinator of the YSI’s Complexity Economics Working Group.

We will discuss

  1. The State of the Community Report (view here) and body of work of the outgoing Community Board
  2. The responsibilities of the Community Board
  3. Possible areas for community development
  4. Details about the election process
  5. Questions and answers about the upcoming election
Why attend?

You are interested in nominating yourself for the community board, or
You want to be fully informed on the board's role before casting your vote, or
You'd like to know more about how the YSI Community is governed.


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Time & Date

Start: March 27 2021, 17:00*

Duration: 60 minutes

*Time is displayed in your local time zone (Africa/Abidjan).

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Asgeir B. Torfason

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Danilo Spinola

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Working groups
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • Inequality
  • Financial Stability
  • Economic Development
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Behavior and Society
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Africa
  • Complexity Economics
  • Cooperatives
  • East Asia
  • Economic History
  • Finance, Law, and Economics
  • Gender and Economics
  • Keynesian Economics
  • Latin America
  • Political Economy of Europe
  • Sustainability
  • States and Markets
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • South Asia
Project Organizers
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Heske van Doornen

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Jay Pocklington

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