Roundtable Discussions

The Economic Reform Experience of Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union

Date : 3/12/2007

Speakers : Marek Dabrowski, Professor of Economics, and Chairman of the Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw

The speaker discussed the economic reform experience of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (EE/FSU) and its relevance to the Arab countries. Following a discussion of the similarities and differences between Arab and Soviet type socialism, the speaker highlighted the various aspects of transition in EE/FSU in order to draw relevant lessons for Egypt and other countries in transition.