01 Dec 2006 - 01 Dec 2006
Advisory, Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy, Middle East and North Africa, Post-communist transition and development issues, Syria

Syria: Lessons from Eastern Europe's Transition for Syria's ISMF Policy Roundtable



In December 2006, CASE was subcontracted by the Dutch management consultancy firm, ARCADIS BMB, to conduct a short-term consultancy for the Institutional and Sector Modernization Facility Project in Syria (see www.ismf-syr.org). Marek Dabrowski visited Damascus from December 16th to 18th, 2006, where he gave a presentation at the ISMF policy roundtable on "The Transition from a Centrally Planned to Market Economy: the Experience of Eastern Europe and FSU."  The presentation analyzed the similarities and differences between "Arab socialism" and Soviet-type socialism and their implications for a strategy of economic reforms.

Professor Dąbrowski also met with Dr. Abdullah al-Dardari, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Head of the State Planning Commission of Syria and gave an interview at the Syrian public TV economic program "Cross Point".