Webinar Series: Increasing Global South Participation in Development Economics

From September 2022

Building on their research and Call to Action, PEP Research Fellows are holding a series of webinars to advance the conversation and address the lack of diversity in Development Economics.

From September 2022, a group of PEP Research Fellows are holding a series of webinars to address the lack of diversity in Development Economics, which limits the discipline’s fairness and efficacy.

The focus topics of each event will build on the research conducted by the Research Fellows on the participation of Global South researchers in development economics debates and the points identified in the Call to Action.

During these events, panels of experts and practitioners from the field being examined identify and discuss concrete actions to increase Southern participation in economic development journals, conferences, policy discussions, and consulting.

In September, we held our first webinar in this series. In this webinar, we discussed ways to increase Southern participation in leading development economics journals.

    The second webinar was held on November 7, 1 p.m. UTC and looked at the role of development conference organisers in addressing the imbalance in regional representation and decolonising the field of Development Economics. Consult the calendar below for information about the panel and moderators.

    More details coming soon. Bookmark this page for the latest information about this webinar series.


    February 11, 2022 - Actions to increase Southern-led development (Series launch)

    2-3 p.m. UTC

    PEP Research Fellow Speakers: 

    • Vaqar Ahmed – Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute,
    • Nisha Arunatilake - Director of Research, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
    • Veronica Amarante - Professor, Instituto de Economía, Universidad de la República
    • Ronelle Burger - Professor, Stellenbosch University
    • Ana Lucia Kassouf - Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Esalq-USP
    • Lucas Ronconi - Professor of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET

    During this webinar, PEP Research Fellows discuss the results of their studies and recommendations for increasing Southern researchers' participation in development economics research, policy and consulting activities. 


    September 23, 2022 - How can development economics journals better include Southern researchers?

    November 7, 2022 - Southern representation in development economics conferences: A webinar-based dialogue with an expert panel

    1-2 p.m. UTCFind your local time 

    Moderated by the Research Fellows Ronelle Burger and Vaqar Ahmed, the panelists will be:

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    Webinars are online workshops that you can attend via the internet from your computer or portable internet device. Webinars in this series will use the Zoom video conferencing platform.

    These events will be recorded to be distributed publicly afterwards. By registering for an event in this series, you give your consent for this. The information you provide will be held on our database to process your booking. We do not share data with any third parties.


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