wiiw Spring Seminar 2014
27 March 2014 9:00 am
Sluggish Growth – Investment to the Rescue?
Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Otto Wagner Platz 3, 1090 Vienna
After several disappointing years, economic growth in the countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) may accelerate in the years 2014 to 2016, which would have to build on an upturn in public and private investment. The seminar will address the question of the feasibility of such an investment push and look at some crucial factors that may support or hinder investment activity. We will also present the new short- and medium-term economic forecast of the Vienna Institute for the CESEE region.
Keynote Speech: Prospects for the European Economy
Maria João Rodrigues, Professor at the European Studies Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles and at the Lisbon University Institute
Economic Situation in CESEE: New Signs of Investment-led Growth
Mario Holzner, wiiw
Transition and Legitimacy Crisis
Vladimir Gligorov, wiiw
EU-Russia Relationship in the Light of Recent Ukrainian Developments
Dmitri Trenin, Director, Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Energy and Infrastructure
Aleksandar Kovacevic, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies