BS-Initiative is a non-lucrative organization gathering PhD students and young professionals that are eager to share their analysis and expertise on economic and financial matters. Created in October 2012, it aims at promoting the contributions of its members, in order to add a scientific dimension to the public debate on economics issues. BS- Initiative’s editorial and organizational pillars are informing, understanding, analyzing, proposing and sharing ideas. The diversity of our members’ backgrounds and the high number of contributions and ideas makes the BS-Initiative a source of high-quality economic thoughts, analyses and facts.
The association follows two goals: to build up a dynamic network of economists and to propose valuable analysis that contributes to the public debate in an effective and lasting way.
An international network
The BS-Initiative is structured around an editorial committee responsible of guaranteeing the accuracy and coherence of the propositions published by our contributors. Economists following (or have followed) a doctoral formation form this editorial committee. At the beginning of 2013, BS-Initiative consisted of 16 contributors from French universities (Toulouse School of Economics, Paris School of Economics; HEC, Dauphine; Sciences Po Paris) and international universities: Italy (Univeristy of Venise), Belgium (Université de Louvain), Germany (University of Mannheim), and Australia (University of Sydney).
Most of the contributors studied at the Toulouse School of Economics and have contributed to the development of the student network at the school (especially through their involvement in the TSE Junior Etudes).
In addition, economists from the domains of Banking, Finance and Insurance have joined us. They usually work on country risk analysis on and economic and financial forecasting in their respective organization. By sharing their analyses on bs-initiative.org they are allowing young graduates to enter a privileged network of economists as well as developing a platform where information is exchanged and discussed.
A wide distribution of our contributions
In less than six months, a user-friendly website has been developed and regularly updated. It supports the long term strategy of organisation.
In addition, multiple partnerships have been developed especially with the ‘Cercle les Echos’, first economic daily newspaper in France, and the ‘Economie Matin’, a former journal nowadays published exclusively online.
In « Economie Matin », BS Initiative publishes in the « Experts » rubric, along with other important contributors such as Jean-Paul Betbèze, previous chief economist at Crédit Agricole.
BS Initiative is highly supported by a network of professionals, graduating mainly with a master of finance from « Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne », which allows it to have a large access to the professional sphere as well as to the university.
Our contributors also have been asked to participate in radio programs linked to economic news as well as publishing reports (like the one coming out in march 2013 « L’Ecole une utopie à reconstruire » edited by La Découverte).
An opportunity open to every economist
As it develops, BS Initiative continues to recruit a large number of people with a PhD in Economics, professionals in Finance, as well we young PhD students, eager to share their research and their knowledge at the service of public debate. We highly encourage you to read and share our contributions at www.bs-initiative.org!