Online Interdisciplinary Conference: Post-Crash Economics in a Post-COVID World

Published on 20 October 2020

Abdullah Yusuf (Politics), Carlo Morelli (Economic Studies) and Omar Feraboli (Economic Studies) organised the 3rd Post-Crash Economics Conference which took place online on 1-2 October

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The conference is part of a long-term project which began in 2016 and produced two Conferences in 2016 and 2018, a book in 2017, and articles over the past few years.

The 2020 conference proved to be extremely successful in attracting several academics and students, with nearly 180 attendees.

The conference continued the on-going debate about the need for alternative and heterodox approaches to teaching economics at university, dealt with challenges currently faced by economists, focussed on pedagogical and educational issues, pursued an interdisciplinary approach to enhance collaboration with academics from disciplines other than economics, and raised several questions related to the 2007-08 financial crisis and the current Covid-19 emergency.

It included presentations from academics from the University of Dundee, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Mary University of London and Bournemouth University, presentations from students from the University of Dundee, and a panel of University of Dundee students who thoroughly and comprehensively presented and discussed their experiences and reflections on being taught economics at the university.

The novelty of the conference – like the previous Post-Crash Economics conferences – was the active involvement of students, who not only passionately took part in the discussion and showed an exceptional engagement in the debates after each session, but also presented their own research work and played a very important role in the success of the event.

The feedback from many attendees was highly positive, constructive and supportive, stating that all presentations were excellent, and all sessions have been interesting, stimulating and challenging. Moreover, all students’ presentations were original and impressive, and provided strong evidence both for the commitment of the University of Dundee to providing high quality teaching, and for the students’ outstanding engagement in extracurricular activities.

The impact of the conference on the academic community is expected to be even larger than previous conferences, given the significance of the themes which have been extensively presented and debated, and given the very large size of audience which has reached.

Slides for the Post-Crash Economics in a Post-COVID World conference

Martin Jones, What is opportunity Cost

Kevin Deane, COVID-19 and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa

Carlo Morelli, The good, the bad and the ugly

Abdullah Yusuf and Mehdi Chowdhury, COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education

Daniel Bayliss, GDP has it misguided the unconventional policy response to COVID-19

Robbie Mochrie, Evaluating the CORE Project as paradigm shifting

Omar Feraboli, Post-Crash Economics What are the implications of the 2007 crisis for the teaching of economics

Emma Madill and Stoyanka Stoimenova, The Evolution of Economic Theory


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