Upcoming Event

Nov
28
12:30

Sustainable growth in transition countries

This event will feature a presentation of the EBRD Transition Report 2017-18.

November 28, 2017, 12:30 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

At this event we will discuss the EBRD’s transition report 2017-18. The theme of the Transition Report this year is “Sustainable Growth”. The Report will further develop the theme of the 2016-17 Transition Report, Transition for all: Equal opportunities in an unequal world. This is based on the understanding that growth and economic inclusion are two sides of the same coin: sustainable growth cannot be achieved without inclusion, but without healthy growth inclusion becomes a zero-sum game and thus is also not sustainable.

In recent years, rates of economic growth (and of convergence to the West) in the EBRD’s region have fallen sharply. The report will address the topic of growth against this background. It seeks to evaluate the current position of various countries in the region in terms of economic convergence and articulate a new growth agenda, with particular reference to distinct challenges faced by lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries in the region and beyond. In doing so, the report zooms in on the potential new sources of growth in the 21st century: greater dynamism reflected in innovation, entry, growth and exit of firms; infrastructure investment taking advantage of record-low cost of financing as well as lower unit cost of investment; and green growth – seeing climate change commitments as an engine of growth rather than a constraint on economic development.

This event will be livestreamed on this page starting at 13.00. There is no need to register for the livestream.

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Schedule

Nov 28, 2017

12:30-13:00

Check in and lunch

13:00-13:30

Presentation

Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

13:30-14:00

Panel Discussion

Chair: Jonathan Charles, Managing Director, Communications, EBRD

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director for Programme and Ideas of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign

Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Jonathan Charles

Managing Director, Communications, EBRD

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Director for Programme and Ideas of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign

Sergei Guriev

Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Debora Revoltella

Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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