Webinar: Eastern Europe: Is the worst still to come?

15  April 2021    4:00 pm CEST

wiiw Spring Economic Forecast for Eastern Europe


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wiiw will present its latest economic forecasts 2021-2023 for 23 countries of Eastern Europe, with a detailed analysis of the current economic situation and most relevant trends.

The following questions will be addressed:

  • Has Eastern Europe sacrificed public health to keep the economy going over the winter, and do current vaccination rates suggest the region can get ahead of new mutations this year?
  • What do renewed increases in infections and lockdowns mean for growth in 2021 and beyond? Is this a brief setback in the recovery, or is the worst yet to come?
  • Some countries such as Serbia and Turkey have weathered the crisis remarkably well so far; will this last?
  • How much is Eastern Europe exposed to rising interest rates in the US? To what extent has the pandemic affected investor perceptions of Eastern Europe more generally?
  • What does the current crisis mean for the region in the medium and long term? Does it simply reinforce existing challenges, or has the pandemic also driven changes from which Eastern Europe can benefit in the coming years?

The presentation will be held in English. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Presenters: Richard Grieveson and Olga Pindyuk
Moderator: Mario Holzner

Richard Grieveson, is Economist and Deputy Director at wiiw. His research focus includes Turkey and the Balkans, CESEE country analysis and forecasting, migration, economic history, and sovereign risk.

Olga Pindyuk is Economist at wiiw. Her research focuses on foreign trade, in particular trade in services, and financial markets. She is also country expert for Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Mario Holzner is wiiw Executive Director. He coordinates economic policy development and communication with a focus on European economic policy. He has recently worked on issues of infrastructure investment in greater Europe, proposing a European Silk Road.