UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


The State in Transition after 2020

29 January 2021, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

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A round table discussion expanding the scope and insight of the recently launched EBRD Transition report, with a panel of expert academics and EBRD representatives. The discussants are Andrei Yakovlev (HSE), Michael Landesmann (WIIW), Slavo Radosevic (SSEES), Will McDowall (UCL), Zsoka Koczan (EBRD), Julia Korosteleva (SSEES)

This event is free.

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Maintaining a long-standing cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, CCSEE is proud to host a round-table discussion expanding the scope and insight of the recently launched EBRD Transition report 2020-21. As the coronavirus pandemic sparks calls for more state intervention, countries face tough choices to determine whether an increased role for government will have positive or negative consequences in the long term. The Transition Report 2020-21 looks at the size of the state in various economies and the role of state-owned enterprises and state banks in the modern economy. It also examines the part that the state plays in supporting transition to a green economy.

The aim of the event is to provide a commentary on the issues covered in the report, continue the discussion it generated and focus on a series of relevant topics. The panel consists of renowned experts in each field.

Structure: 10 min presentations from each speaker followed by a discussion and Q&A. Topics and speakers are listed below.

Overview of the Issues - Slavo Radosevic

The size of the State in transition - Michael Landesmann

The evolving role of State-owned enterprises - Andrei Yakovlev

Public and private banks in transition - Julia Korosteleva

Labour and inequality: The Welfare State in Transition - Zsoka Koczan

The state, energy, technology and innovation - Will McDowall