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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


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