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Announcement: NBU Open Research Seminar on Corruption and Economic Growth

23 May 2018

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The National Bank of Ukraine will host its traditional open research seminar on June 4, 2018. This time Maksym Ivanyna from the Joint Vienna Institute will present the paper Corruption and Economic Growth Revisited jointly authored with Alex Mourmouras from the International Monetary Fund and Peter Rangazas from the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.


The seminar will focus on a highly debated and particularly important for Ukraine issue – the relationship between corruption and economic growth. In particular, Maksym Ivanyna will discuss two offsetting effects: why high-corruption countries grow slower on average over long-term and why at the same time countries that grow above potential experience higher corruption in short and medium term.


Maksym Ivanyna is a Senior Economist at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI). He holds Ph.D. in Economics from Regensburg University (Germany) and Michigan State University (USA). He teaches a number of courses at the JVI and other training centers as well as closely cooperates with the IMF, the World Bank, the European Commission, and other international institutions. The economist’s research interests cover topics in fiscal policy, development, growth, corruption, governance, taxation, structural reforms, etc. He has publications in Journal of International Development, Journal of Development Studies, Empirical Enquiry, and other refereed journals.


The seminar’s working language will be English.


The research paper is available via the link.


Seminar venue: room 206, 9, Instytutska St., Kyiv. The venue can be accessed via the central entrance.


The seminar starts at 2 p.m. Registration of participants will take place from 1.45 p.m. to 1.55 p.m. To be admitted into the NBU, which is a restricted access facility, you must show your ID.


In order to participate in the seminar, please submit an application stating your forename, surname, place of employment, and contact details (telephone, e-mail) to research@bank.gov.ua. The application deadline is 2 p.m. on 30 May 2018. Given the limited number of available seats, the NBU reserves the right to accept or reject applications. Each participant will receive an email saying whether their application has been accepted or rejected.


The NBU invites researchers to present findings of their studies on issues related to the NBU’s activities and the operation of the financial system at the NBU’s research seminars.  Email your proposals (stating a desired seminar date, presentation materials, an executive summary and/or draft contributions) to the NBU Research Division of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department (email: research@bank.gov.ua).


The materials of previous open research seminars are available via the link.


The NBU launched open research seminars in July 2015. These seminars provide an opportunity to the representatives of the academic and expert community, international financial institutions, other central banks, and the NBU to share their research findings, and to discuss them with their peers.

Last modification   23.05.2018