Achala S Yareseeme attended and presented at the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) – Asia Convening on Estimating the Multiplier Effect of Social Sector Expenditure using Input-Output Table held at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam from 12 – 15 August 2019.
The Asia convening held more than 150 presentations under 17 different working groups including groups on 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, and History of Economic Thought.
She was a part of the Keynesian Economics working group which had insightful discussions on how the Keynesian framework can help us to deal with the current recession prevailing in most of the economies. Some of the other topics presented in this working group included Demand-Led Growth And Intersectoral Capital Mobility In A Land-Constrained Economy, The Export Induced Investment-Led Growth Process in India, Examining The Sustainability of Current Account Deficit in India: Evidence From Asymmetric Error Correction Mechanism with Threshold Cointegration, The Keynesian Solution for Economic Stagnation, Poverty and Unemployment: the Case of Iran, Will the Current Fiscal Tightening Policies Improve Sri Lanka’s Public Debt Position? The working groups also discussed ideas for future collaboration, which could be turned into YSI workshops and webinars.
There were also some keynote speakers including Jayati Ghosh, Katharina Pistor, Danny Quah, Naomi Klein (via Skype) and Andrew Sheng who gave insightful takes into the current state and future of Asian economies and its placement in the global scenario.