International Conference on Contemporary Economic Issues - Stimulating Economic Growth, Improving Quality of Life and Enhancing Youth Involvement
City: Kuala Lumpur
Abstr. due: 04.08.2014
Dates: 11.12.14 — 12.12.14
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One of the many important lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis is to act before any occurrence of shock to an economy is felt but not to act excessively or respond negatively that could lead to market failures. In this regard, it is imperative to know and understand the features and elements of an economy in order to be able to design and formulate sound policies. With an economy constantly changing to meet local and global demands, it is not surprising that the economic structure, too, is experiencing transformations, be it from agrarian to industrialization or from a middle income country to a developed one. Regardless of the transformation, what matters most is to ensure that the transformation leads to a robust and progressive economy based on the tenets of sustainable development such as inclusive growth, equality and holistic development in order to enhance the standard of living of our society today.
This includes tackling issues and challenges related to youth development as youth plays a critical role in the development of an economy. Broadly, youth makes up at least one third of a nation’s population. In Malaysia, the youth makes up at least 40 percent of its population. Naturally, their actions and decisions have a significant impact on the economy and society at large. With current changing economic scenarios, making decisions that maximizes youth participation can be a great challenge.
Themes and Topics
The conference covers a wide range of contemporary economic topics as below:
1. Economic Growth & Development
Sustainable economic growth
Enhancing food security
Gender equality in economy
Finance and investment
Culture and economic growth
2. Quality of Life
Poverty and inequality
Well-being of the elderly
Economics of happiness
3. Youth and Society
Economic opportunities for the youth
Youth transitions in the labour market
Youth engagement with society
Violence and conflict prevention among youth
Youth and the media
Youth and entrepreneurship
Participation for this conference is open to all academic staff, students, independent researchers, policy makers and anyone interested in the current economic issues and the participation of youth in the economy.
The conference provides a platform for postgraduate students to present their work-in-progress or preliminary findings. A special session for this will be organized. A group of panelists will be selected to sit in the discussion to assist postgraduate students to improve their work. The student with the most outstanding presentation will receive the Best Paper Award for this session.
We invite any institutions, universities or bodies that are interested to hold a special session to discuss their work-in-progress, initial findings or main findings of their research. The proposal for this special session should be submitted together with a brief information about the session and abstract of all the papers to be presented. The number of papers presented for each session is between 3 to5.
Conference Web-Site: http://www.iccei.usm.my/