Join to discuss the role of interest groups and of inequality in the process of transition reforms and reform backlash.
When? Today at 18:00
While it is well known that needed reforms can be difficult to implement, it is also true that even relatively successful reforms can generate a backlash.
In this event and building on two comprehensive chapters recently published in the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics, the experts will discuss some of the factors that can impact policy preferences and support for reforms in the wider population.
Building on extensive evidence from Eastern Europe, 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳. 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗶 𝗚𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘃 (𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗼, 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀) will emphasise important lessons derived from a political economy analysis from the post-communist transformation to today.
In a complementary analysis, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗿𝘂 𝗖𝗼𝗷𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘂 (𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗸) will discuss the micro-evidence linking perception of inequality, even when at odd with reality, and preference for redistributive policies.
These presentations will be prefaced by a short introduction to the Handbook, by 𝗗𝗿. 𝗘𝗹𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻 (𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗹𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗨𝗖𝗟), one the book’s editors, and the event will be chaired by 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙤𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙂𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙨 (𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮, 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙞𝙣)
This event is organized by the German-Ukrainian Academic Society in cooperation with the Free University of Berlin and Kyiv School of Economics. Register for event: https://kse.ua/ua/events/?eid=8316