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09:00 25 June - 18:00 26 June 2013

Transition economics meets new structural economics


Room 347 | UCL SSEES (link Map)
16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Justin Yifu Lin, Former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Bejing University
Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London
Michael Landesmann, Professor and Research Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)

The recent global financial crisis has generated much debate about our understanding of the process of economic development, economic integration and globalization. In particular, the Economies of Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union - (ex) Transition economies - have experienced the biggest relative decline in the pace of economic growth. Therefore, it is timely to re-examine the theories and conceptual perspectives that have guided the transition process so far and to emphasise their virtues, understand their limits and propose new directions.#

The workshop will bring together experts in Transition Economies to discuss different approaches to economic development and their theoretical underpinnings. Discussions will in particular contrast the traditional wisdom defending transition and institutional change with insights from New Structural Economics and Neo-Schumpeterian Political Economy.


Mr. Deepak Kalha
+44 (0)20 7679 8772 | d.kalha@ucl.ac.uk


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