IMF Book Forum

Divergent Paths in Post-Communist Transformation - Capitalism for All or Capitalism for the Few?

by Oleh Havrylyshyn

NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Thursday, June 22, 2006; 1:00-2:30 p.m.
IMF Auditorium - R-710
(Visitors enter via IMF Center)
720 19th Street NW, Washington, DC

Since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, some countries have virtually completed a successful transition towards a liberal polity and economy, while others still lag behind. What distinguishes the experiences of one group of countries from the other? This book forum will discuss the factors that divide these two scenarios based on the assessments and proposals presented in Oleh Havrylyshyn's latest book.

Thomas Moser
Executive Director, IMF

Oleh Havrylyshyn
Office of Internal Audit, IMF

Simon Johnson
Sloan School of Management, MIT

Paul D'Anieri
Associate Dean, University of Kansas

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Thomas Moser
Thomas Moser is currently an Executive Director at the IMF, representing a number of transition countries. He has previously held senior positions at the Swiss National Bank, as well as research and teaching positions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Oleh Havrylyshyn
Oleh Havrylyshyn is currently Deputy Director of the IMF's Office of Internal Audit. He has also held positions at the International Institute of Economics and served as a consultant to various governments, the World Bank, and other international agencies.

Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. His research focuses on the institutions that affect growth and crises through their impact on entrepreneurs of all kinds, drawing on extensive fieldwork in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, East Asia, and Latin America.

Paul D'Anieri
Paul D'Anieri is Associate Dean for the Humanities and Associate Professor of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on politics and foreign policy in contemporary Ukraine. His latest book, "Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics, and Institutional Design" will be published by M.E. Sharpe in November.

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Please note that due to enhanced security arrangements:

1. Guests please present a photo identification and use the IMF Center entrance at 720 19th St. N.W. Washington DC (at the white tent). Only IMF/World Bank staff should enter through the main 700 19th St. entrance.


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