Politics versus Economics: the Case of Romania

19  November 2009    5:00 pm CET

Valentin Lazea, National Bank of Romania


wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna, lecture hall (entrance from the ground floor)


We discuss, among other aspects, the following questions: what explains the very good economic performance of Romania during the period 2000-2006?; what went wrong in 2007-2008?; economic performance in 2009: could Romania have done better?; is euro adoption an anchor for future policies?