The purpose of this symposium is to bring academics, policy decision makers and experts in the field of Economics and Public Policy to share research and discussions on issues of prime importance to policy makers in terms of economic developments, policies and to establish and sustain a networking relationship between the University of Bahrain and its stakeholders locally, regionally and beyond. We aim to make such event an annual forum hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance.

Towards sustainable and Inclusive Future. Topics to be discussed:
1. Data Science for policymakers, Fernando Yu, Harvard University
2. The US-China Trade War: the world’s two superpowers, Carolina Pan, Harvard University
3. Transition from education to work: labor market integration and policies, Faten Saliba, Lebanese American University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester
4. FinTech: Implementation, Impact and Challenges, Panel discussion