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Summer School 2018 - Money, Finance and Debt: Old debates, new challenges
03 - 07 September 2018
Room XXVII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

UNCTAD Summer School 2018 aims to bring together academics, policy experts and young policymakers and scholars, to participate in an international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries.

The theme of UNCTAD Summer School 2018 is: Money, finance and debt: Old debates and new challenges.

Daily activities will include:

  • Lectures by UNCTAD staff, senior academics and policymakers

  • Presentations by young scholars

  • Interactive debates between academics, policy experts, young policymakers and scholars

The school is jointly organized by the UNCTAD and the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

It is planned as an interdisciplinary academic forum that aims to provide participants with insights regarding current policy debates with regard to developing countries in which UNCTAD is engaged.

The interdisciplinary approach aims to deliver an integral theoretical, historical, economic and policymaking perspective on the topics covered.

Summer School 2018 
 

The school welcomes applications from young policymakers and scholars and members of the diplomatic corps based in Geneva.

Deadline for application is 13 July 2018.

The activity will address the interrelation between money, finance, and debt, along with their respective and collective effects on trade and development in developing countries.

Each of the components refers to one of the elements of the long-standing research agenda on finance and development of UNCTAD throughout the last five decades.

  • Money refers to issues related to the international monetary system. This topic includes matters concerning the international hierarchy of money and credit and its implications for developing countries.

  • Finance refers to issues related to the international financial system. This topic includes matters concerning the volume, terms and conditions of financial flows, as well as policies to manage them.

  • Debt refers to issues related to the sovereign debt of developing countries. This topic includes matters concerning the developmental implications of debt sustainability analysis, as well as debt management and relief.

Topics to be discussed at the school include:

  • Money, finance and hyperglobalization

  • Perspectives on financialization

  • Financing for development and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Illicit financial flows and cryptocurrencies: Tackling evasion

  • Sovereign debt and development: UNCTAD contributions to the debate

Co-organized with:UNCTAD and the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking
Language(s):English
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