Economic History and Social Reality of the Post-Socialist ‘Transition Economies’

Economic History and Social Reality of the Post-Socialist ‘Transition Economies’

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT to 8:00 pm EDT


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The true tale of the economic transition from a socialist to a capitalist economic model of Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU) is yet to be heard. As the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, the CEE and FSU economies began their economic transition—rather, transformation—from a planned socialist model to a market-based economy.
In the current pandemic environment, the smallest of the transition economies may be forced to develop and adopt new socio-economic development models. Will economic history be a reliable guide to the new social reality in the region?

This event is presented by Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Dept. of Economics and Finance, St. John’s University. Dr. Zarrina Juraqulova, Assistant Professor of Economics, Denison University will serve a moderator.

All alumni and Denison community members are welcome to attend. Attendees will be sent the Zoom link in their registration.

About the presenter: Dr Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is Henry George Chair in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York City. He is a Board Member at the Armenian Economic Association and at the Henry George School of Social Science. He is also a member of the editorial boards at the Review or Political Economy, Review of Keynesian Economics, Armenian Journal of Economics, and Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research. Dr. Gevorkyan is the author of Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, 2018).