The scale of the human and economic devastation in Ukraine is staggering. Thousands of civilians have been killed; millions of people have been displaced, including around 5 million people who have been forced to leave Ukraine. The basic inputs of any economy and society – factories, offices, transport infrastructure, schools, universities and healthcare facilities – have all been severely affected. The total economic cost of the war is very likely to be hundreds of billions of euros.
The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change will host an online event on Reconstructing the Economy of Ukraine at 6.00 p.m. (Irish time) on April 26. The event is free but registration is required. To register for the event, please go to
The main speaker is Professor Tymofiy Mylovanov. Professor Mylovanov is the President of Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture in Ukraine from 2019 to 2020.
We will also be joined by Professor Barry Eichengreen. Professor Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee & Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the International Monetary Fund.
Reconstructing the economy of Ukraine will be a long challenging process. Reconstructing the broken hearts and spirits of everybody affected by this dreadful war will take even longer. We are very honoured to be also joined by the distinguished Canadian novelist and poet, Anne Michaels. Anne’s great novel, Fugitive Pieces, brilliantly and poignantly explores the enduring impact of war, an impact summarised in her line that ‘there is nothing a man will not do to one another, nothing that a man will not do for another’.
The event will be chaired by Dr. Edel Doherty, Lecturer in Economics at NUI Galway.
For further information, please contact the event organiser, Brendan Kennelly, at email@example.com