11 January 2012
The Economies in Transition – 20 Years After conference will focus on how our understanding of successful reforms in transition economies has changed in the past two decades, and how this understanding – based on successful and unsuccessful transitions – can help support economic transitions in the future. The event also commemorates 20 years since IIASA hosted a series of seminars and meetings on “planned to market” economies (1990-1992). These meetings laid the foundation for what was to become the Blueprint for the reform of the Russian economy.
The conference will be opened by Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt, Director of IIASA and Dr. Petr Aven from the New Economics School, Moscow, Russia. It involves leading economic reformists, academics, and politicians from eastern and western economies.
INTERVIEWS: While the conference is not open to the public or press, speakers will be available for interviews with the press by appointment on Friday 13th or Saturday 14th January. Please contact Leane Regan on or +43 6644 430 368 as soon as possible to arrange an interview.
LOCATION: The conference will be held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Schloss Laxenburg, Schlossplatz 1, Laxenburg, Austria. On Friday please enter via the front doors and wait at reception. On Saturday please phone +43 6644 430 368 to be given entry to the building. Directions to Schloss Laxenburg to found here.
Twenty years have elapsed since a series of seminars and conferences on the transition from “planned to market” economies were held at IIASA. The most representative conference took place in Sopron (Hungary), where participants discussed detailed reforms that were under way in Eastern Europe and made a blueprint for reforms in Russia. The conference will commemorate 20 years of economic transformation and 20 years since the IIASA meetings. It will focus on how our understanding of successful reforms in transition economies has changed in the past two decades, and how this understanding can help support economic transformation in the future.
The conference will involve approximately 40 people, including participants of the IIASA meetings in 1990–1992, prominent reformers in formerly planned economies, and leading academic scholars of economic transitions. The conference will consist of nine sessions:
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313