Agenda 2030: Economics in a Changing World


1st International Scientific Conference on Economics in a Changing World

27th and 28th of August 2017, Umag, Croatia

WAAS was invited to collaborate with Experimental Economics Lab to conduct a international conference on Agenda 2030: Economics in a Changing World at Umag, Croatia, on August 27-28, 2017. This high level conference explored the interface between economic and political factors in the functioning of economy and democracy.

In the past decade, we have witnessed how different sets of events can trigger global economic changes. From the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to today’s increasing number of political and conflict-related shocks, no nation’s economy has proven resistant to these changes. The complexity of interactions between economic and political factors has increased and these elements ought to be incorporated into future policies. A new development agenda should carry forward the spirit of active response to changes, seeking an answer to the questions of what should and can be done to anticipate changes and transform economies for the better. The focus of the Conference was on theoretical and practical approaches to address issues related to migration, national security, poverty, education, economic growth and healthcare to fulfil our vision of promoting sustainable development worldwide.

Keynote speakers included three leading American economists — Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and Vice – President of American Economic Association; Joshua Angrist, Professor of Economics at MIT, Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); and Henry Farber, Director of Industrial Relations at Princeton University and President of the Society of Labor Economists.