The Political Economy of South East Europe

The Political Economy of South East Europe

Mission

The political economy programme at SEESOX integrates the analysis of economic and political developments in South East Europe, and seeks to place the interaction of these influences in a policy-relevant context. To this end the programme commissions research reports on areas of priority interest; hosts lectures and seminars by prominent international figures; and brings together academics, officials and private market participants in policy-oriented workshops. It also co-organises high-level seminars and workshops with central banks in the region, with some of whom it also formal co-operation agreements.

News

On 27 October 2016 the Bank of Albania organised, in cooperation with SEESOX and PEFM, a conference entitled  Aligning monetary policy with financial stability: Objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty. Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, Charles Enoch and Robin McConnachie travelled to Tirana to participate.

In January 2016, a new book by Adam Bennett, Russell Kincaid, Peter Sanfey, Max Watson, entitled Economic and Policy Foundations for Growth in South East Europe: Remaking the Balkan Economy, was published by Palgrave Macmillan-St Antony's Series. Adam Bennett presented the book at the annual Palgrave Macmillan-St Antony's Series Book Launch on 15 June, 2016.


Events (Academic Year 2016-2017)

Greece and the Euro Zone: The IMF perspective
Poul Thomsen (Director of IMF Europe)
March 2017
In association with PEFM

Aspects of the ECB’s monetary policy: State-of-play and future prospects
Iannis Mourmouras (Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece)
February 2017
In association with PEFM

Does IMF conditionality lead to political illiberalism? A comparative South East European perspective
Merih Angin (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford); Saliha Metinsoy (Wadham College, Oxford); Alex Kentikelenis (Trinity College, Oxford)
​February 2017
In association with PEFM

The challenges for Greece: What does the future hold?
Jens Bastian (Independent Economic Consultant & Financial Sector Advisor)
​November 2016

Brexit and its impact on the Western Balkans
Peter Sanfey (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
November 2016
​In association with PEFM

Aligning monetary policy with financial stability: Objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty
Tirana, October 2016
​In association with PEFM