The Second SANEM-World Bank North America Discussion Forum 2018

Call for papers and participation

Second SANEM-World Bank North America Discussion Forum 2018

“Quality of Economic Growth in South Asia” 

 Date: September 7, 2018

Venue: The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA.

South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), a leading think-tank of South Asia, is proud to announce that “The Second SANEM-World Bank North America Discussion Forum 2018″ will be jointly organized by SANEM and the World Bank group on September 7, 2018 at the World Bank premises in Washington, D.C., USA. The first SANEM-World Bank North America Discussion Forum was held successfully on June 12, 2017 in Washington DC.

The core objective of this event is to promote quality economic research among academicians, policy advocates, researchers, students and young aspiring economists living in the North American region as well as in other parts of the globe. Through this event, SANEM sets its footprint on the North American region.


Papers should be relevant to any of the following themes:

1. The pattern of economic growth in South Asia in the recent decade: Why does the quality of growth matter?
2. How to avoid ‘jobless growth’ in South Asian countries?
3. Challenges of human capital formation in South Asian countries
4. The political economy of quality growth

Important Dates

Last date of abstract submission : 25 June 2018
Selection of abstracts : 30 June 2018
Last date of paper submission : 20 August 2018

Format of the Abstract:

The abstract should be an extended one that will include the objectives and the research questions, a brief description of the methodology and an outline of the paper.

Submission of the Abstract:

The abstract with an updated CV should be sent to

Registration for Participation:

Interested participants are requested to apply for registration through this google form. The last date to register is 25 August 2018


There is a limited scope for small partial funding for selected paper presenters.