The financial aspirations of emerging economies

Friday, 27 July 2012  Features

There is a common belief that the western world is at the forefront of innovative theories and practices in areas such as political economy, interest rates, finance and trading. However, in the last two decades, emerging economies such as China and India are developing new perspectives on economics and business.

To explore these trends, the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales is bringing together young innovative thinkers from China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the US and the UK for a three day symposium.

"The purpose of the symposium is to boost collaboration between scholars at UNSW and prominent Asian universities and institutes as well as to crystallise partnerships that are already in place", said Associate Professor Gautam Bose from Economics at the Australian School of Business.

A similar workshop, entitled "Development Challenges in a South Asian Context", was hosted by the School of Economics in 2011. Both workshops are funded in large part by grants from the Contestable Funding program sponsored by UNSW International.

What: Workshop on Emerging Economies (WWE)
When: August 1-3 (Wednesday to Friday)
Where: Scientia Building on the University of New South Wales Campus
RSVP: To attend the workshop or for more information please contact Pahan Prasada ( by email.