In memory of Prof. Oleh Havrylyshyn
Discussion of the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics (see the flyer), with a focus on the Political Economy of reforms
Date: Tuesday, 15.06.2021
Time: 18:00-19:30 EEST/ 17:00-18:30 CET/ 16:00-17:30 GMT
This event will take place online.
For a short-notice registration please visit the KSE web-site
To join the discussion please use this zoom link
While it is well known that needed reforms can be difficult to implement, it is also true that even relatively successful reforms can generate a backlash. In this event and building on two comprehensive chapters recently published in the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics (see the flyer), co-edited by late Prof. Oleh Havrylyshyn, we will discuss some of the factors that can impact policy preferences and support for reforms in the wider population.
- Dr. Elodie Douarin (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL), one the book’s editors, will offer a short introduction to the Handbook.
- Prof. Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po, Paris) will emphasise important lessons derived from a political economy analysis from the post-communist transformation to today, building on extensive evidence from Eastern Europe. He will highlight the impact of vested interests and popular perception of fairness in past policy choices and support for future reforms.
- Dr. Alexandru Cojocaru (World Bank), in a complementary analysis, will discuss the micro-evidence linking perception of inequality, even when at odds with reality, and preference for redistributive policies. In particular, he will argue for distinguishing between inequality of opportunity and outcomes and recognising the importance of social mobility.
- Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis (Freie Universität Berlin) will chair and moderate this event.
Please also read about Prof. Oleh Havrylyshyn in our Newsletter No 27 (pp 11-12).