1st Economics Student Conference (ESC) of the Department of Economics, FHSS, USJ

Econ Pulse’22, the first ever Economics Student Conference (ESC) organized by the Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was successfully held on the 29th of July 2022 at the university premises. This is the official academic conference of the Department of Economics, FHSS, USJ.

This conference consisted of a research poster presentation competition plus mini-contests namely, an oral presenter competition, a Quiz competition, and most especially the `Budding Economist` competition. The Conference was a huge success with around 100 delegates participating. 20+ merit certificate awardees, 6 Medalists, and 3 special award winners have emerged at the awarding ceremony organized at the end of the conference with the participation of Hon Cheif Guest, Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference proceeding is also published in e-version.

This conference provided a platform for students to present and discuss new economic research themes that can help economic policy formulation authorities to deal with the fundamental shifts in the local economy that need to occur at this time. Such shifts could include the immediate challenges of managing the pandemic and its aftermath, as well as a range of significant structural changes.