Online Event: Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change at NUI Galway will host an online event on Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine at 6.00 p.m. (Irish time) on April 26. The event is free but registration is required. To register for the event, please go to:

Webinar Registration – Zoom

The main speaker is Professor Tymofiy Mylovanov. Professor Mylovanov is the President of Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture in Ukraine from 2019 to 2020.

Also speaking will be Professor Barry Eichengreen. Professor Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee & Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the International Monetary Fund.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Edel Doherty, Lecturer in Economics at NUI Galway.

One reply on “Online Event: Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine”

I know it’s important to start planning ahead, but this war is a long from being over, we don’t know when it will end or how it will end. We don’t know how much more damage will be done. The longer displaced citizens are out of the country and the more damage that is done, the less likely many will be to return. The more displaced persons and the longer their stays the more the societal and economic pressures will increase in the countries providing refuge.

The focus now has to be on getting the maximum amount of heavy kit to Ukraine to increase the cost sharply to Mr. Putin of trying to establish more “facts on the ground”. The US seems to be very content with this proxy war that is tying Russia down. It’ll be happy if it drags on interminably. It has no boots on the ground. The expenditure it is incurring will be reimbursible – eventually. Reconstruction will generate a huge amount of business. The EU is not really doing anything serious to reduce the €160 million a day it is paying in to Mr. Putin’s war chest for gas supplies. It appears happy that many EU firms continue to engage with Russia. It refuses to change its dysfunctional electricity and gas markets to deal with a reduction to zero of Russian gas supplies and prevent external suppliers and internal market participants gouging final consumers -and thereby boosting inflation and driving more and more households in to economic hardship.

Those exercising political, economic and organisational power in the EU, despite their eloquent words, have signalled very clearly that they are not prepared to incur the costs required to defend liberal democracy. They have secured their positions of power, initially, by virtue of the protections, rights and freedoms that liberal democracy provides, but they have consolidated their grip on power by subverting and undermining liberal democracy. Now that they have used it and abused they are cheerfully prepared to cast it aside.

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