Writing Workshop on Rising Issues in Economics — Nigeria's Perspective

Rising Issues in Economics — Nigeria's Perspective

A writing workshop on contemporary issues in the field of economics by Nigerian economists

UNILAG, Lagos, Nigeria

Essays

The aim of this workshop is both to reform existing Economic models for a practicable Economics in Nigeria, and to educate students and professionals of Economics as well as non-economists on core rising issues surrounding Gender inequality, Environment management and sustenance, Practicable economics education in production, and Decolonizing Economics.

We call for paper inviting ambitious economics students from within and outside our local network in Nigeria. Applicants will write on one of a set of topics and the best 10 will be shortlisted. We have an event inviting the 10 writers to present and defend their works and reward the best 3. The event will be broadcasted and the works will be published on Exploring Economics.

We are calling for papers from *undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics in Nigerian universities on one of these four topics:

  1. Labour market – Applicable Labour market models, and gender issues

your paper should speak on the following:

  • Issues of gender (in)equality in Nigeria’s labour market
  • Do Labour market models in western economics textbooks fit the Nigerian Economy?
  • Workers welfare, ILO labour standards and solutions to labour exploitation in the Nigerian Economy

2. Environment – The Economics of climate change and clean energy

your paper should speak on the following:

  • The role of taxes and government policies in environmental protection and viable solutions for a sustainable environment in Nigeria

3. Production function – Debunking useless economics

your paper should speak on the following:

  • Applicable and inapplicable production models in the Nigerian economy; Do Production models in western economics textbooks accurately describe the nature of the Nigerian economy

4. Women participation – Women contribution to Economics and Politics

your paper should speak on the following:

  • Percentage of women in leadership positions in political offices; Women participation in Economic discussions; Recommendations for promoting women participation in Nigeria Politics and Economy

Your paperwork should be 1500 - 2000 words i.e. 1500 words minimum, 2000 maximum.

Applicants should select and write on one of the above topics, the best 10 will be shortlisted. We will invite these 10 writers to present and defend their works at an event and the best 3 writers will be rewarded with cash prizes. This event will be broadcasted and the works will be published on Exploring Economics.

*recent graduates not older than 2 years may participate

Defence: Friday, 13 December 2019, 9AM - 12PM, Human Resource Development Centre, UNILAG
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Technical Review Panelists:

Prof. Femi Saibu Muibi, Economic Theory, Public and Islamic Finance, Energy Economics/Development Economics
Dr Shittu Ayodele, Economic Theory, Development Economics, Innovations & Entrepreneurial Economics
Dr Oke Mautin, Economic Theory, Energy Economics, Development Economics

Proudly supprted by:

NESA National Body, Rethinking Economics, Young Scholar Initiative and Exploring Economics

Writing Workshop on Rising Issues in Economics — Nigeria's Perspective

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This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.