Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) 2019

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“Looking back on 30 years of transition – and looking 30 years ahead.”

Thirty years ago, in 1989, the Iron Curtain was lifted. To commemorate this historic event, the OeNB’s CEEI 2019 will explore key questions about transition in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE):

  • What have the last 30 years accomplished? We will look at successes and shortcomings of this historic transformation, the impact of political and global factors, and the lessons to be learned from fast progress in the emerging economies in Asia.
  • What can we expect in the next 30 years? We will discuss the urgent challenges for monetary and financial stability as well as the long-term determinants of economic growth in CESEE: factors like climate change and demographic trends.

Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th 2019

Hotel Marriott Vienna
Parkring 12a
1010 Vienna

Related studies and contributions published in the OeNB’s publication Focus on European Economic Integration (FEEI)

Focus on European Economic Integration Q3/19, August 2019
30 years of transition

Nowotny, E. 2019. Introductory remarks – 30 years of transition: united in diversity.
Backé, P., I. Korhonen, D. Ritzberger-Grünwald and L. Solanko. 2019. A tribute to 30 years of transition in CESEE.
Landesmann, M. 2019. 30 years of East-West integration in Europe: reflections on what we have learned and on challenges ahead.
Ther, P. 2019. The price of unity: the transformation of Germany and Eastern Europe after 1989.

Focus on European Economic Integration Q3/18, September 2018
Europe 2030: challenges and opportunities for European integration and convergence

Ritzberger-Grünwald, D. and J. Schreiner. 2018. Restarting real economic convergence in CESEE.
Székely, I. 2018. Sustainable and equitable convergence and integration in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Arokszallasi, Z., J. Kotian and K. Rzentarzewska. 2018. Digitalization and higher R&D readiness – a way to foster income convergence in CESEE.
Backé, P. and S. Dvorsky. 2018. Enlargement of the euro area toward CESEE: progress and perspectives.
Freund, P. and W. Petritsch. 2018. External actors and European integration in the Western Balkans.
Korhonen, I., H. Simola and L. Solanko. 2018. Sanctions and countersanctions − effects on economy, trade and finance.
Darvas, Z. and G. Wolff. 2018. The EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework and some implications for CESEE countries.
Bubbico, R., M. Kollar and T. Slačík. 2018. Structural investment needs in CESEE and the use of EU funds.
Schmieder, J. and A. Weber. 2018. How did EU Eastern enlargement affect migrant labor supply in Austria?
Grieveson, R. 2018. Demographic decline does not necessarily condemn CESEE EU countries to a low growth future.
Comunale, M., M. Eller and M. Lahnsteiner. 2018. Has private sector credit in CESEE approached levels justified by fundamentals? A post-crisis assessment.

Focus on European Economic Integration – Special Issue 2009, December 2009
1989–2009 – Twenty Years of East-West Integration: Hopes and Achievements

Nowotny, E. 2009. Editorial: Twenty Years of East- West Integration – Hopes and Achievements.
Mooslechner, P. and D. Ritzberger-Grünwald. 2009. Taking Stock of Twenty Years of Analysis and Research on CESEE at the OeNB.
Landesmann, M. 2009. Twenty Years of East-West Integration: Reflections on What We Have Learned.
Belka, M. 2009. Five Years after EU Eastward Enlargement.
Tumpel-Gugerell, G. 2009. Challenges of Monetary Integration in CEE.
Kohútiková, E. 2009. From the Koruna to the Euro.
Bokros, L. 2009. Twenty (Five) Years of Banking Reform in CEE.
Kager, M. 2009. A Banker’s Take on Twenty Years of CEE Banking Sector Developments.
Ritzberger-Grünwald, D. and J. Wörz. 2009. Macroconvergence in CESEE.
Ragacs, C. and K. Vondra. 2009. Austria’s Economic Activities in CESEE.
Backé, P. 2009. The Monetary Integration of CESEE EU Member States: Achievements and Prospects.
Dvorsky, S. 2009. Central Banks in Transition: Legal and Institutional Challenges on the Way to EU Integration.
Barisitz, S. and S. Gardó. 2009. Banking Sector Transformation in CESEE.
Krenn, G. and C. Puhr. 2009. Austrian Banks’ Activities in CESEE.
Corti, M. 2009. Chronology of Events 1989–2009.