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. 

Event details

Date: 11 and 12 March 2017 

Time: 9.00am - 6:15pm 

Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building, University Avenue 

Speakers included

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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