Political economy effects of COVID-19 on Central and South East Europe
ZOOM webinar
The human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked sharp adjustment in the policy priorities of countries in Central and South Eastern Europe. The crisis laid bare underlying strengths and weaknesses, and the response has involved unprecedented government intervention and stimulus measures. There is a sense of emerging new constellations of interests, which may mean that countries cannot go back to the status quo ante.
The webinar will discuss the main features of policy adjustments in selected countries of the region, and how and why developments differ across those countries. Looking forward, a fundamental question is whether these changes will lead to a permanent reorientation—for instance, in the allocation of government spending, the size of government, and government’s role in the financial sector. A related issue is what post-COVID policy will mean for economic integration of the region.
Date: 9 July 2020, 16:00 (Thursday, 11th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Christos Gortsos (Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (LSE), Kaloyan Simeonov (Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski), Kori Udovički (Centre for Advanced Economic Studies, Belgrade), Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Organising department: European Studies Centre
Organisers: Daniel Hardy (St Antony's College, Oxford), Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk
Host: Daniel Hardy (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Part of: South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rXV4kDd2SYy0gebqR5mgDg
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams