Online seminar "Economic features of populism in some CEE countries"
The first seminar in a series "Varieties of populism in East and West" will take place on 25th of October, 2021.
The introductory lecture will be held by Prof. Miklós Szanyi (Szeged University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration), a research adviser at the Institute of World Economics in Budapest. Among Prof. Miklós Szanyi's academic interests are in the microeconomic aspects of Central European transition, privatization, FDI, innovation and the historic determinants of alternative development paths of post-communist countries.
In this seminar, Prof. Miklós Szanyi will talk about Hungary where populism and pragmatism go hand in hand: the populist government pays attention to macroeconomic balances and promises economically feasible and politically good looking changes in taxation and social transfers. On the other hand, inequality grows, the strata of the society that would need solidarity cannot really change its status. The economic policy decision making is myopic. There is a steady deterioration of institutional quality and also competitiveness.
Discussant: Dr Alen Toplišek (Department of European and International Studies, King's College London).
Date: 25th of October, 2021
Time: 13:00 PM Moscow Time Zone
Online Platform: MS Teams (link here)
More information about the seminar series of FUB-HSE "Varieties of populism in East and West" here.
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