The Economic History of Central, East and South-East Europe, 1800 to the Present

The Economic History of Central, East and South-East Europe, 1800 to the Present

edited by Matthias Morys and published by Routledge

Thursday 14 January 2021, Online
10:00-11:15 ET
15:00-16:15 GMT
16:00-17:15 CET








The collapse of communism in Central, East and South-East Europe (CESEE) led to great hopes for the region and for Europe. Three decades on, the picture is mixed: in many CESEE countries, the transformation process is incomplete, and the economic catch-up has taken longer than anticipated.

The current situation has highlighted the need for a better understanding of the long-term political and economic implications of the Central, East and South-East European historical experience. This thematically organised text covers a clear and comprehensive guide to the economic history of CESEE from 1800 to the present day. Bringing together authors from both East and West, the book also draws on the cutting-edge research of a new generation of scholars from the CESEE region. Presenting a thoroughly modern overview of the history of the region, the text will be invaluable to scholars and students of economic history, transition economies and CESEE area studies.

The editor (Matthias Morys) and one contributing author (Tamás Vonyó) will highlight some important findings of this large research project, followed by comments from Tracy Dennison and Olga Popova. The event is chaired by Stephen Broadberry, CEPR Programme Director for Economic History and himself a contributing author to the book.

The seminar will consist of 45 minutes of presentation and discussion, followed by 30 minutes of open discussion. During the first 45 minutes, the audience may submit questions using the Q&A facility and the chair will relay them to the speakers. The last 30 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion.


Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Universities of Oxford and York

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