153rd mBank-CASE Seminar: Will Ukraine Be Able to Establish Real Property Rights?
mBank and CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research
cordially invite you to
the 153rd mBank – CASE Seminar
Will Ukraine Be Able to Establish Real Property Rights?
The seminar will take place on November 9th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
at mBank S.A. head office, Senatorska 18, room 5.3, 5th floor, Warsaw.
Anders Åslund is a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is a leading specialist on economic policy in Russia, Ukraine and East Europe. Dr. Åslund has served as an economic adviser to several governments, notably the governments of Russia (1991-94) and Ukraine (1994-97). He is chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, and of the Scientific Council of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition.
He has published widely and is the author of 14 books, most recently with Simeon Djankov, Europe’s Growth Challenge (OUP, 2017) and Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It (2015). Other books of his are How Capitalism Was Built (CUP, 2013), and Russia’s Capitalist Revolution (2007). He has also edited 16 books. His books have been translated into 12 languages.
He has worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He was a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the founding director of the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics. He served as a Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Geneva, and Moscow. He earned his PhD from Oxford University.
About the seminar:
Over time, the necessary economic reforms have become so obvious that they have become politically possible in most places. The great problem has become the establishment of real property rights. By and large, Central and Eastern Europe have managed to accomplish that not least thanks to support from the European Union. In the former Soviet Union, however, only Georgia succeeded in that endeavor. The big question today is whether Ukraine will manage to do so, or whether it will be caught in a low-economic-growth trap. The three main element that are needed are independent courts, autonomous prosecutors, and a law-abiding law enforcement, while no old secrete police structures should be allowed to sabotage them.
Language of the seminar: English (simultaneous translation to Polish will be provided).