Casual Lecturer; Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Until retirement from the IMF in 2007 he was Deputy Director of the EUR II Dept. in the IMF (responsible for countries of the FSU), Alternate Executive Director of the IMF Board of Directors. He served in the first Ukrainian government in the capacity of Deputy Minister of Finance , International Affairs. He completed his BA at Queen’s University , Canada, and PhD.at MIT, had an academic career from 1972-1992 , Professor of Economics at Queen’s University and George Washington University , and Visiting Professor at Univ. Libre de Bruxelles ( 1981-2) and Geneva Institute of International Studies (1986-7)
He has written extensively on international economics, development and transition. The most recent publications since he left the IMF includes three books on transition : 1) Divergent Paths in Post-Communist Transformation: Capitalism for All or Capitalism for the Few? 2006 Palgrave MacMillan, 2) Return to Growth in CIS Countries : Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Framework, 2006 Springer Verlag, co-edited witth L. Vinhas de Souza, 3) Structural Change in Transition : Comparing New EU States and CIS Countries.
In addition he has written numerous research and conference papers , e.g. : Fifteen Years of Transformation in the Post-Communist World” CATO Institute Development Policy Paper # 4, Nov. 2007; Growth Recovery in CIS Countries: The Sufficient Minimum Threshold of Reform” 2008, Comparative Economic Studies ,Vol 50, No.1; “Export-led growth and trade among developing countries” Monthly Report of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, June 2010; “Is The Transition Over?” forthcoming in Handbook On Transition, ed. By Turley and Hare, Routledge . His latest work is “Economy of Ragusa,1300-1800: The Tiger of Mediaeval Mediterranean” , with Nora Srzentic, Key-note speech to be presented at XVIIIth. Dubrovnik Economic Conference, June 29,2012.
He is fluent in English, Ukrainian , and French, convrsinfg ability in Croatina, Serbian and Italian, and reading comprehension of Polish, Portuguese , Spanish, and Russian
Since 2007 he has taught courses at the University of Toronto , Queen’s University, and the Joint Vienna Institute on: Economics of Transition, Eastward Enlargement of the EU, Political Economy of Transition in CIS Countries, The Economy of Independent Ukraine, Trade and Globalization Tendencies of Post-Communist Countries. He has presented many papers at several international conferences including the Annual Dubrovnik Economic Conference for which he is a member of the Scientific Committee.