Glasgow Economics Forum 2017
Issued: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:17:00 GMT
The Adam Smith Business School was delighted to support The Glasgow Economic Forum (GEF) which took place on the 11 and 12 March. The GEF is an annual conference initiated and entirely organised by students at the University of Glasgow created to fill a demand to learn more about economics outside of textbooks.
Date: 11 and 12 March 2017
Time: 9.00am - 6:15pm
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building, University Avenue
Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, the former Finance Minister for Poland and the former President of the National Bank of Poland
Anwar M. Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of The New School in New York City
John Weeks, Professor Emeritus of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London
Guy Standing, Professor at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network
With world-renowned speakers from various disciplines, the conference was packed with ideas, discussions and fascinating insights into the world of economics and beyond. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded people, who together will create and impact the future of Economics. The event aimed to create an environment for individuals to critically discuss the world of now with a particular focus on providing a plurality of perspectives. Following intense meetings and discussions between the new coordinators and various interested parties, this year's focus was on economic growth and set out to explore a plurality of perspectives on whether growth constitutes a means or is an end in itself. While the first day of the conference was all about the possibilities of achieving growth, the second day provided talks on consequences of growth.
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