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UNECE Spring Seminar 2005

Financing for Development in the ECE Region: Promoting Growth in Low-income Transition Economies

Geneva, 21 February 2005
     


Programme

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Session 1
(10:00-11:15 a.m.)    
     
Brigita Schmögnerová
Executive Secretary, UNECE
  Welcome address
 
José Luis Machinea
Executive Secretary, ECLAC
  Address
 

José Antonio Ocampo
Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs

 

  Key note speech, topic TBA
 
Session 2 (11:30-1:00 p.m.)   Strategies for development and growth
     

Moderator: José Luis Machinea
Executive Secretary, ECLAC

   
 
Steven Fries
Deputy Chief Economist, EBRD
 

Politics of Banking Reform and Development
in the Post-Communist Transition


Discussant: Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Kiel Institute of World Economics

 

T. Yigit, J. Brada, A. Kutan
Bilkent University, Arizona State University and Southern Illinois University, respectively

 

The Effects of Transition and Political Instability on FDI in ECE emerging markets

Discussant: Gabor Hunya,
Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)

 

 
Session 3 (3:00-4:30 p.m.)   Economic integration and trade
     

Moderator: Jan Svejnar
University of Michigan

   
 
M. Uvalic
University of Perugia
  Trade Liberalisation in Southeast Europe -Recent Trends and Some Policy Implications

Discussant: Vladimir Gligorov, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
 
R. Grinberg
Institute for International Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
 

Russia in the Post-Soviet Space: Search for Rational Behavior and Prospects of Economic Integration

Discussant: Robert Shelburne, Economic Analysis Division, UNECE

 

 
Session 4 (4:30-6:00 p.m.)   Financial management and sustainable growth in resource-rich economies
     

Moderator: Steven Fries
Deputy Chief Economist, EBRD

   
 
R. Ahrend
OECD
  How to Sustain Growth in Resource-rich Economies

Discussant: Jose Palacin, Economic Analysis Division, UNECE
 
Y. Kalyuzhnova, University of Reading, and M. Kaser,
University of Birmingham and Oxford University
  Prudential Financial Management in Resource-rich Economies

Discussant: Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan
 

 

   
Brigita Schmögnerová
Executive Secretary, UNECE
  Concluding Remarks