TRENDS Research & Advisory kickstarts a busy 2021 events calendar with its first e-symposium – New Economic Growth Models for the Upcoming 50 Years – on Tuesday, January 19. The symposium, which is part of Future TRENDS Forum: The World in 2071, gathers global experts to discuss growth models and economic landscapes for the next 50 years.
The ambitious e-symposium will set the stage for a series of events highlighting the various dimensions of the challenges facing a global economy already battling geopolitical uncertainties and a crippling pandemic.
The e-symposium – which will be live-streamed at 7.o0 pm UAE time (GMT +4.00) – brings together prominent experts and researchers representing prestigious institutions who will tackle the most enduring challenges facing the global economy over the next half a century. Mohammed Hamdaoui, Economic Researcher at the TRENDS Research & Advisory, will deliver the opening remarks and moderate the session.
Bader Alabdulqader, a Senior Economist at the Sharqia Development Authority, Saudi Arabia, will start the evening’s proceedings highlighting the new approaches to economic development. He specializes in economic modeling, time series forecasting, and impact analysis. Dr. Jose Ronaldo Junior, Director of Macroeconomics Policy and Research at IPEA, Brazil, will speak on the future economy’s transformational policies.
Dr. Jose specializes in economic growth, long-term economic scenarios, and macroeconomic policy.
Dr. Giacomo Luciani, a Scientific Advisor at the Master in International Energy at the Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Adjunct Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, will highlight the values of knowledge and sustainability as components of future economies. Dr. Luciani has worked and consulted for major international energy companies and governments of oil-exporting countries. Dr. Dan Mitchell, the Chairman of the Center of Freedom and Prosperity, USA, will lay down the next 50 years’ economic landscape. Dr. Mitchell’s primary research interests include tax reform, international tax competition, the economic burden of government spending, and other fiscal policy issues.
Also speaking at the e-symposium will be Mr. Hector Pollitt, Director, and Head of Modelling at the Cambridge Econometrics, UK. Pollitt is also a Research Fellow at the C-EENRG Center at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His research interests include integrating complex, non-linear behavior within existing macroeconomic frameworks.
Emphasizing the need for regular brainstorming among experts on significant economic challenges, Dr. Mohammed Al-Ali, the Director-General of TRENDS Research & Advisory, expressed happiness over the impressive list of speakers scheduled to address the e-symposium.
“Throughout the year 2020, we strived to highlight the various challenges facing the global economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are looking to broaden our horizon even further this year by looking at a 50-year scale, expanding our collective knowledge in this domain,” he said. In 2020, TRENDS Research & Advisory organized a Global Economic Forum, which comprised five symposiums addressing varied subjects. The E-Symposium will be live-streamed at TRENDS YouTube channel and its other social media platforms.