Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: assessment of the humanitarian, economic and political impact

19  April 2022    1:30 pm CEST

Panel discussion with Maria Demertzis, Dirk Verbeken, Ilona Sologoub, Richard Grieveson and Michael Landesmann (Moderator)


Online event. Please register using the registration link below.


The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian, economic, financial and political crisis that will reverberate across Europe. In a recent Policy Note, wiiw economists analysed the short- and medium-term implications of the conflict for Ukraine, Russia and the rest of Europe.

At this webinar, wiiw Deputy Director Richard Grieveson will present the policy note, before a panel discussion covering the following questions:

  • How severe is the humanitarian and social fallout of the war?
  • What will be the impact on the Ukrainian and Russian economies?
  • How will growth, trade, the financial sector and labour markets in the EU and the rest of Europe be affected?
  • What are the priorities for EU policymakers to support Ukraine and to manage the fallout at home?
  • What are the most important medium- and long-term implications of the war?

The presentation will be held in English.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions


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The Panelists:

Maria Demertzis is Deputy Director at Bruegel. She has previously worked at the European Commission and the research department of the Dutch Central Bank. She has also held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the USA and the University of Strathclyde in the UK, from where she holds a PhD in economics. She has published extensively in international academic journals and contributed regular policy inputs to both the European Commission's and the Dutch Central Bank's policy outlets.

Dirk Verbeken is Principal Administrator and Senior Economist in the Economic Governance Support Unit of the European Parliament. Before joining the Parliament, he was Economist at European Commission DG ECFIN where he worked as desk officer for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, as well as for Lithuania, Turkey and China. He was involved in negotiating EU Macro Financial Assistance (MFA) to these countries and drafted their Memoranda of Understanding with the EU.

Ilona Sologoub started working at Kyiv School of Economics in December 2010 and now she is a KSE Management Team Member and Director of Political and Economic Research at Kyiv School of Economics. Ilona works as a Scientific Editor at VoxUkraine as well. Before joining KSE Ilona worked in the bank sector performing market and operational risk analysis.

Richard Grieveson is Deputy Director at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and Research Associate at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He specialises in the economies of Central, East and Southeast Europe, with a particular focus on Turkey and the Western Balkans. In addition he works on economic history and European integration. He holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge, Vienna and Birkbeck.

Michael Landesmann (Moderator), is Senior Research Associate at wiiw and Professor of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He was Scientific Director of wiiw from 1996 to 2016.