Mohamed Aldegwy, PhD student in the Graduate Programme Law and Economics of Money and Finance, was chosen as one of 25 young scholars (out of 563 applicants) to attend the annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking from April 12-15, 2012 in Berlin.
INET was founded amid the financial crisis of 2007-2009 to investigate the causes of the failure of mainstream economics and finance in predicting and preventing the crisis. According to its own mission INET aims to promote new economic thinking that draws on neighboring disciplines such as law, psychology, history, politics and neuroscience.
The Berlin conference was titled “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics”; participation was upon invitation only and participants included Nobel Prize laureates Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and James Heckman. Most of the conference sessions are posted on INET’s webpage.