Please join Oakland University in welcoming Professor Jan
Svejnar (U. of Michigan) to campus on Wednesday, March
31, 2004 at 3:00 pm in 242 Elliott Hall (campus
In his paper on transition economics, Professor Svejnar provides
an overall assessment of the strategies and outcomes of the
first dozen years of the transition, as well as an outline
of the principal challenges faced by these economies. In presenting
data and examples, the author focuses primarily on comparing
the experience of the five central European countries - the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia - with
the experience of Russia.
Professor Svejnar received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton
University in 1979. Since 1996 he has been at the University
of Michigan, serving as the Executive Director of the William
Davidson Institute, the Everett E. Berg Professor at the Business
School and Professor in the Economics Department. He is the
Chairman of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI
in Prague and also serves as Associate Editor of The Economics
of Transition. Between 1995 and 2002, he served as co-director
of the Transition Economics Programme at the Center for Economic
Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
His research focuses on the functioning of labor markets,
the effect of government policy on firms’ performance,
and the behavior of multinational corporations, joint ventures
and local firms in transition and emerging market economies.
His publications have appeared
in many journals, including Journal of Comparative Economics,
Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Review
of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review,
European Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of
Economics, and Econometrica.
This event is open to the public at no charge. For more information,
contact Professor Addington
Coppin, chair, Department of Economics (248-370-3541).
Professor Svejnar's web
page at the William Davidson Institute for links to selected
working papers. In addition, follow the links below to access
Professor Svejnar's journal articles and book chapters that
are owned by Kresge Library.
articles & book chapters by Dr. Svejnar (available to
OU students, faculty and staff)
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426