Thinking Aloud: Volume III, Issue 9: February 1, 2017
This special issue of Thinking Aloud, February 1, 2017, is dedicated to SANEM’s 10th anniversary celebration. This issue also focuses on the theme of the upcoming Second SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference 2017. The first page article on “Managing growth for social inclusion” presents an analysis using a constructed Social Inclusion Index for 156 countries, and argues that mere economic growth is not the sufficient condition for enhancing social inclusion. Effective economic and social policies and programs targeting disadvantaged people in the society as well as better economic and political institutions are critical in achieving high level of social inclusion. Second and third pages have been designed to showcase the events of a daylong celebration of 10 years of SANEM. In addition to the events that occurred during the month of January, fourth page covers the agenda of the Second SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference to be held on 18-19 February, 2017.