UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


UCL Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies

About the Centre

The emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa have faced difficulties in progressing from the middle income country status, that many of them had achieved by the end of the last century, to fully-fledged advanced economies. Sustainable growth has been hindered by socio-economic inequalities, poor financial conditions, social and structural issues, demographic and health problems, macroeconomic instability, problems of political regime and political stability.

UCL is hosting the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies (CCSEE) to support the development of this research agenda in five broad areas:

1. Institutions, innovation, and growth

2. Financial markets, banking and financial fragility

3. Social exclusion, political participation and migration

4. Natural resources, energy, and security

5. Statistics, in particular for the CEE region

The Centre provides a research environment for UCL faculty and PhD students. Its activities include running a regular seminars series and international workshops, editing a Working Paper Series, and supporting research financially.

The Centre comprises 14 co-investigators and 15 affiliate members from UCL and from universities in the UK and abroad (including Russia, the Czech Republic, Korea, Mexico, etc.). It is hosted and initially funded for 5 years by the UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Read the full rationale for the Centre (PDF)

For further information, contact Dr Ilias Chondrogiannis, Academic Director of the Centre (i.chondrogiannis@ucl.ac.uk