UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Call for papers: Economic History, Comparative Economics and Policy-making in Transition

14 December 2021

Conference in memory of Oleh Havrylyshyn

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Location: SSEES, UCL, London, UK
Dates: 20-21 June 2022

Our colleague and friend Oleh Havrylyshyn passed away in September 2020. To honour his memory, the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) and the Centre for Comparative Economics at SSEES UCL, with the support of Natalia Havrylyshyn, are organising a conference focusing on some of his core areas of interest. The conference will be held on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of June 2022 and will comprise of paper presentations, invited and selected from submissions to this call. It will also include a special tribute keynote, chaired by Marko Skreb, and delivered by Sergei Guriev on the political economy of reforms.

With this conference, we want to pay tribute to Oleh’s contribution to the profession, as a scholar and a great supporter of academic debate and younger scholars. We thus call for scholarly presentations focusing on three themes that were of particular importance in Oleh’s work and career: namely Economic History, Comparative Economics and Policy making in Transition (please see call for details).

We intend the event to be in-person in London (conditional on Covid restrictions) and will cover travel and hotel costs for the selected presenters (within the limit of our budget). Speakers will also be invited to submit their contributions to a special issue in Comparative Economic Studies.

More information and instructions on how to make a submission can be found here


Please submit an expression of interest, by emailing by 7 March 2022 23:59 GMT to ssees-events@ucl.ac.uk a 2-page document including:
• Title of the contribution,
• the name and affiliation of all authors
• a contact email address for the proposed presenter
• an abstract summarising the focus of your contribution, explicitly stating the theme it falls under (Policy-making, Comparative Economics or Economic History).
• An itemised budget for your travel and hotel

For any queries, please email Dr. Elodie Douarin e.douarin@ucl.ac.uk