The Polish Transition in a Comparative Perspective

In 1989, Poland stood out as a country in chronic political and economic crisis. It had been ravaged by strikes, economic decline and default since 1976. A popular view both in Poland and abroad was that Poland was incurable. Germans talked about the polnische Wirtschaft (Polish economy), meaning dysfunctional economy, while the Swedes used the term polsk riksdag (Polish Parliament) for political disorder. Today, Poland stands out as possibly the greatest economic success among the thirty post-communist countries. read more » about The Polish Transition in a Comparative Perspective

Transfer of Know-How for Small and Mid-Size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

On 27th of November 2014, a conference “Transfer of Know-How for Small and Mid-Size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” took place in Kiev. The meeting was attended by experts from Visegrad Group countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and beneficiary (GMU) countries: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, representatives of donors (USAID and International Visegrad Fund), as well as representatives of Ukrainian business organizations and academia. 
 

Road of the Visegrad countries to the European Union: lessons for Ukraine

It has been 23 years since the USSR’s collapse, yet Ukraine still have not implemented all the necessary reforms. Months of attempts to stop Russia’ incursions left Ukrainian economy in a deplorable state. Military expenditures, together with melting reserves, brought Ukraine to the edge of bankruptcy, and as forecasts show, the situation will most probably not get better any time soon. According to the IMF, Ukrainian GDP will shrink by 6.5% in 2014. The new government need to adopt reforms that would make way to privatization, de-monopolization and deregulation. In other words, it must liberalize Ukrainian economy. read more » about Road of the Visegrad countries to the European Union: lessons for Ukraine

CASE during European Think Tanks meeting with Donald Tusk

Christopher A. Hartwell, President of CASE Management Board, represented our think-tanks during a meeting with Donald Tusk – former Polish Prime Minister, and starting from 1 December 2014 - President of the European Council. During the summit, which was organized by the Polish Institute of International Affairs, representatives of 21 think tanks from across Europe discussed what are the biggest problems and challenges facing the European Union right now, and how can think tanks become a part of their solution. The conclusions from three thematic workshops (EU policy in the sphere of economics, security, and institutional affairs) were presented to the new EU Council President, Donald Tusk. read more » about CASE during European Think Tanks meeting with Donald Tusk

"Global context, local solutions: Belarus" - Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum in Minsk

On November 5, 2014, Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum was organized for the second time since its launch. This year the conference was dedicated to the private sector in Belarus and was titled "Global context, local solutions: Belarus" private sector potential”. CASE daughter organization, CASE Belarus, was one of its organizers. This year panelists, among whom were Minister of Economy Snopkov, Young Chul Kim, World Bank Country Manager for Belarus,Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director/Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investors Service, Pavlo Sheremeta, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, discussed the issues of economic reforms and modernization opportunities. read more » about "Global context, local solutions: Belarus" - Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum in Minsk

Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets - a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by CASE Fellow Marek Dabrowski

A new massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets is available for free on Coursera now. Everyone is welcome to participate for free and learn about key economic and political challenges related to transition from the centrally planned economy to market system, history of market reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and the contemporary role of emerging-market economies in the global economy. The course is run by CASE Fellow, Marek Dabrowski. read more » about Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets - a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by CASE Fellow Marek Dabrowski

Is Europe Overbanked?

This paper is after a difficult question: has banking grown too much in Europe? The difficultly of the question lies in the words “too much”, which require a normative answer. The authors took a stance on how much is “too much”, based on the needs of the real economy in Europe. They were not the first doctors that the European banking system has consulted in recent years. Their patient had just taken a potent medicine (the CRD IV package) and had prescriptions for more (BRRD, SSM, SRM, and possibly structural reform). read more » about Is Europe Overbanked?

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Does the Tide of History Tend toward Integrated Financial Regulators?
11.12.2014 | Bryane Michael

Countries all over the world are consolidating their financial sector regulatory structures. The tide will probably come to your jurisdiction next. 

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