Over 400 scholars worldwide attend the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) Regional Convening 2019 which is taking place in Hanoi from August 12-15.
YSI’s Regional Convenings provide a crucial opportunity for young thinkers to meet, share their work, and foster new possibilities in economic thinking. Convenings attract scholars from one speciﬁc region, but across research areas, allowing for multifaceted discussions.
The event is co-organised by the YSI under the Institute for New Economic Thinking in collaboration with Vietnam National University – Hanoi’s University of Economics and Business (UEB). It is the first time it has been held in Asia and the fifth regional convening held by YSI. The previous events were held in Europe, Latin America, Africa and North America.
Among over 400 participating scholars, 200 are foreign young scholars, 24 are international experts, five are economics professors and the remaining from Vietnam.
The event affords participants a chance to share ideas and spread academic inspiration regarding social challenges of the 21st century.
This year’s YSI Regional Convening is hosted by 17 different YSI Working Groups, 200 young scholars will present papers in the following subject areas: Africa, Complexity, Cooperatives, Development, East Asia, Economic History, Finance, Law and Economics, Financial Stability, Gender and Economics, Inequality, Innovation, Keynesian Economics, South Asia, States and Markets, Sustainability, Urban and Regional Economics, Gender and East Asia, History of Economic Thought.
There are nine round-table and 50 panel discussions, focusing on social network research tools to deal with inequality, state and market in the context of rising populism in Asia, foundation for cooperation, renewable energy, economics, opportunities and challenges in inter-sectoral urban research, global economic restructuring, Vietnam and the digital economy, among others.
In particular, UEB Vice Rector Nguyen Anh Thu will chair a round-table discussion on Vietnam and the digital economy, during which domestic and foreign experts will focus on digital transformation trend on the global scale, future of the Vietnamese digital economy, and recommendations to the Vietnamese government and businesses amid the fourth Industrial Revolution.