What is Emerging in the Emerging Post-Soviet Economies?

What is emerging in the emerging post-Soviet economies?

Are these economies “emerging” in the institutional and macroeconomic context? What were the main causes, major propagation channels of and to what extent did the financial crisis happen in these economies? What are the key risks to sustainable development in the net exporter and net importer markets? How to evaluate a potential for proactive economic diversification reforms?

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00PM, discussion to be followed by light reception Location: Mudd 303, Columbia University

Panelists: Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is a Senior Economist at The New York City Council, with extensive prior private sector experience in financial consulting, Dr. Vladimir Popov is an Interregional Adviser in DESA, UN and Professor Emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow.

Moderator: Arpine Korekyan is a Governance and Public Administration Officer at the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, DESA, UN. She holds MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics Political Science and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society of Columbia University, Columbia University Economics Society, Columbia University Financial Investment Group, Columbia University Investment Banking Division, Columbia University Financial Engineers.