Discussion Group

The WEE Discussion Group have the goal to be a space to bring up relevant economic issues and debates which lectures usually do not deal with.

The relevant economic issues that will be the subject of the discussion groups are hot popular topics about economic trends and innovations, topics on research methodology and historical – and still alive – debates in the literature.

Each meeting starts with an introduction to the debate on the topic through the contribution of the exec or other students, but most of the time will be dedicated to a free discussion. The goal of each meeting is to give a better understanding of the topic, the underlying debate its arguments and complexity. Whether you are willing to contribute to the debate, ask questions or just get a better knowledge about the topic is not important: the discussion group is open to everyone.

Before each meeting, a reading list will be posted on this page. Reading it is not mandatory. However, the goal is to provide everyone with a base for a more effective participation.

Thursday 15th March 2018 – The Limits of Infinite Growth

[Week 10 Term 2] 18:00 – 20:00 @ S0.10


Optional Readings:

  1. Baudrillard, J. (1998). The consumer society. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Thursday 1st March 2018 – Globalisation: are we going forward?

[WEEK 8 TERM 2] 18:00-19:00 @ S0.08


Optional Readings:

  1. The Economic Benefits of Globalization for Business and Consumers (2017 ECIPE Report) 
  2. Twelve Reasons Why Globalization is a Huge Problem (Gail Tverberg,  2013)
  3. The Retreat of The Global Economy (The Economist, 2017)
  4. Perceptions and Realities of Globalization (Yale Global Online 2008)
  5. Globalization in the Age of Trump (Harvard Business Review 2017)
  6. Globalization has Marginalized Many Regions in the Rich World (The Economist 2017)