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What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
11 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Transition Economics Meets New Structural Economics - A Workshop
Publication date: May 16, 2013 10:50 AM
Jun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM
25-26 June 2013
Contact the organisers for more information.
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.
The aim of the workshop is to:
- Explore similarities and differences between TE and NSE as distinctive theoretical and conceptual perspectives on development
- Explore possibilities for synthesis of neo-liberalism and structuralism as well as merger of NSE and TE into a new synthesis
- Explore relevance of TE and NSE in understanding and facilitating growth in the post-2008 Eastern Europe
Speakers include: Justin Yifu Lin, Erik Bergloff, Michael Landesmann, Giovanni Dosi.
This event is supported under the UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals 2012-13.