JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF NEW ECONOMIC THINKERS

We’re a community of 508 students, young professionals, and researchers from across the globe pursuing new and critical ways of thinking about the economy.

JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF NEW ECONOMIC THINKERS

We’re a community of 508 students, young professionals, and researchers from across the globe pursuing new and critical ways of thinking about the economy.

Join 24 working groups on topics related to new economic thinking

Participate in community-organized webinars, workshops and conferences all over the world

Find and connect with like-minded peers and experts in your field of study

ECONOMICS CAN AND MUST DO BETTER

Economists are not providing us with solutions to the enormous social and economic challenges of
the 21st century. Members of YSI seek to transform the discourse of economics.

ECONOMICS CAN AND MUST DO BETTER

Economists are not providing us with solutions to the enormous social and economic challenges of
the 21st century. Members of YSI seek to transform the discourse of economics.

We seek to transform the discourse of economics:

  • Open up new ways to approach economic issues

  • Understand the foundations of economics

  • Bridge silos and break existing silences

  • Address the challenges of our global society

We seek to transform the discourse of economics:

  • Open up new ways to approach economic issues

  • Understand the foundations of economics

  • Bridge silos and break existing silences

  • Address the challenges of our global society

NEW ECONOMIC THINKING

Our objective is to encourage and support new, innovative and critical thinking among young scholars.

NEW ECONOMIC THINKING

Our objective is to encourage and support new, innovative and critical thinking among young scholars.

We recognize that:

  • Economics is not settled, it is more open-ended, with room for debate;

  • Economics is a topic, not a technique; it is a social science, not a branch of applied math; ideas come from all sorts of approaches;

  • There is no trade-off between depth and breadth; exploring new ideas produces better ideas.

We recognize that:

  • Economics is not settled, it is more open-ended, with room for debate;

  • Economics is a topic, not a technique; it is a social science, not a branch of applied math; ideas come from all sorts of approaches;

  • There is no trade-off between depth and breadth; exploring new ideas produces better ideas.

YSI's VISION

We envision economic thinking that is free of intellectual barriers, resonates with reality, and serves our global society.

YSI's VISION

We envision economic thinking that is free of intellectual barriers, resonates with reality, and serves our global society.

24

Working groups

508

members

125

countries

188

projects

24

Working groups

508

members

125

countries

188

projects

Míriam Oliveira, YSI Member

“YSI introduced me to an international community of like-minded students and motivated me to look for alternative, richer visions of the economic system”

Míriam Oliveira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Coordinator, Financial Stability Working Group

Olga Mikheeva, YSI Member

“As a graduate student, I felt isolated because there was very little interest for my thesis topic at my university. Via YSI, I tapped into a vast community of scholars who were working on topics similar to mine.”

Olga Mikheeva
Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology.
Coordinator, Innovation Working Group