Economic Policy Lunch: Reconstructing the Ukrainian economy

July 6, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
This event will take place on campus and in person in Palace View.

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Thousands of civilians have been killed. More than a quarter of the population (37 million on the territory controlled by Ukraine as of January 2022) has been displaced, including more than four million to EU countries. Mariupol and many other Ukrainian cities are effectively destroyed. This intensity of destruction and refugee crisis has not been seen in Europe since WWII. Various governments and international organizations have indicated their willingness to help Ukraine recover from the war.

A blueprint for the reconstruction of Ukraine outlines ideas for the design and requirements of this effort. The authors build on prior experiences with post-war reconstruction (e.g. the Marshall Plan after WWII, the reunification of Germany, and the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan) and reconstruction following natural disasters. As more information about the outcome of the war becomes available, specifics of the reconstruction can be developed. Join us at this joint ESMT Berlin-CEPR luncheon event for a presentation of the blueprint and subsequent discussion.   


11:30  Doors open

Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, CEPR 
Lars-Hendrik Röller, Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin


Setting the stage
Lars-Hendrik Röller, Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin



Presentation of blueprint
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, CEPR  
Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Institute, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics 


Moderated Q&A  
Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Institute, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics
Lars-Hendrik Röller, Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, CEPR
Moderator: Daniel Goffart, Senior Reporter, WirtschaftsWoche
1:15 End


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