The Political Economy of Ukraine Under Viktor Yanukovych
Viktor Yanukovych became president of Ukraine in February this year with the economy in a parlous state and the government facing a large budget deficit. The new administration's solution to these challenges has been controversial, with the government seeking to prop up the economy through reduced gas prices from Russia in exchange for an extension of the lease on the Black Sea base in Sebastopol. Dr Åslund will discuss the economic and political implications of this decision, and the broader systemic challenges facing Ukraine in the coming years.
Dr Anders Åslund is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He has served as an economic advisor to the governments of Russia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan and was a founding director of the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics. He is the author of several books.
Attendance is by invitation only.
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