Canadian student perspectives on new economic thinking: reflections from the INET conference at Bretton Woods
The short essays in this series are by CIGI-sponsored Canadian university students who attended the INET conference, Crisis and Renewal: International Political Economy at the Crossroads, at Bretton Woods, NH, April 8–11, 2011. Each student was asked to write a short reflection on the conference themes.
The Canadian students selected to attend the conference were from both undergraduate and graduate economics programs at Canadian universities. In addition to attending the conference sessions, they joined their American counterparts at a joint CIGI-INET student breakfast session where students raised questions about policy development, the continued gender imbalance in economics and the shortcomings in current economics curriculum offerings.
(Image Credit: Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH/TalkingTree/Flickr)
In the Series
The conference attracted some of the biggest names in global economics and provided a forum to discuss and debate a wide range of topics.
Institutional (Re)design for the Post-2007 Global Economic Order: Recalibrating the Multilateral-National Nexus
A primary topic of discussion was the need to recalibrate the relationship between supranational regulation and national sovereignty.
When I was invited to attend the INET conference, I felt it was an opportunity to do something quite different from my ordinary studies.
“Politics has returned to the national.” Those were the words of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the INET conference.
In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, capital flowed out of emerging and developing economies.