A new growth model for CEE countries - how to boost productivity and living standards?

15  October 2021    9:30 am CEST

In cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Warschau and Polski Instytut Ekonomiczny .


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Central Eastern Europe (CEE) has undergone a profound transformation over the last thirty years. Yet, while the CEE economies have been able to narrow the gap to the EU average, the gap to the successful post-industrial economies of Northern and Western Europe remained relatively stable. Why and what can CEE countries do about it?

On behalf of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, wiiw addressed these issues in a major study A new growth model in EU-CEE. Avoiding the specialisation trap and embracing megatrends which will be presented and discussed. The authors identify six priority areas for action to make sure the region makes full use of the "substantial opportunities for EU-CEE in a greener, digitized, automated world".


Richard Grievson, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
Piotr Maszczyk, Department of Economics II of Collegium of World
Economy, Warsaw School of Economics
Michał Brzozowski, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
Łukasz Czernicki, Ministry of Finance
Zuzana Zavarska, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
Piotr Arak, Polish Economic Institute
Ernst Hillebrand, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Opening remarks: Tadeusz Kościński, Minister of Finance, Development Funds and Regional Policy

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