"Ukraine. An attempt to avoid financial disaster"-closed discussion of VoxUkraine Club


VoxUkraine, with the support of the Kyiv School of Economics, organizes closed discussion on the  topic "Ukraine. An attempt to avoid financial disaster". The discussion will take place within a series of VoxUkraine Clubs. This time we are glad to host Professor of Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Andrei Kirilenko.
Questions suggested for the discussion: 
1. Has financial catastrophe been prevented or is it yet to come? 
2. What were the traps for the Ukrainian Economy? 
3. From stabilization to development: prerequisites and policy measures.

The list of invitees includes representatives of VoxUkraine, KSE, Government (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, National Bank, Securities Commission), international organizations (World Bank, IMF, EBRD), CEOs and board members of banks (Raiffeisen, Citi, ING, Unicredit, Ukrexim, Ukrsib, Alfa, OTP etc) and investment companies (Dragon Capital, Concorde Capital, ICU, SP Advisors), representatives of expert groups working under the Government, experts (such as candidates for the National Council reform), journalists and academics.

Please write to nshapoval@kse.org.uaif you are willing to participate by September 30th, 11am. If you have any questions, please write, or call +380635609376 (Nataliia Shapoval).
Organizers: Kyiv School of Economics, VoxUkraine.
Format: Presentation by Andrei Kirilenko followed by friendly discussion.

More information about Kyiv School of Economics, Andrei Kirilenko, VoxUkraine (here and here).

Additional information
Andrei Kirilenko is the Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to joining MIT, Kirilenko spent four years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as chief economist between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as chief economist, Kirilenko has been instrumental in building capacity on cost benefit considerations for the Commission's rules. He has also been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission's ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. Kirilenko has been very active in engaging with other regulatory agencies, the academic community, markets participants, and the general public on key regulatory and policy matters. He chaired two subcommittees of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee: the Subcommittee on Data Standardization and the Subcommittee on the Automated and High Frequency Trading. He also represented the CFTC at the Systemic Risk Committee and the Systemic Data Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (highest honor). Prior to joining the CFTC, Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards. 
Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.

VoxUkraine is a group of global economists and members of the Ukrainian policy community who are working on reforms in Ukraine. The goals of VoxUkraine are to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary on economic developments in Ukraine, to formulate a systemic approach to reforms, to provide high-quality discussion platforms, and to integrate Ukraine into the global network of economists and public policy leaders.  Advisory Board of VoxUkraine includes Roger Myerson (Nobel Laureate 2007), Erik Berglof, Gerard Roland, Jan Sejnar, and other. Editorial Board consists of the top in the Forbes ranking of Ukrainian economists (Yuriy Gorodnichenko #1, Tymofiy Mylovanov #2, Oleksandr Talavera #9, Volodymyr Bilotkach #10) and leading Ukrainian Researchers (e.g., Olena Bilan is #2 in Thomson Reuters ranking of economic analysts, Dmytro Sologub, Dmytro Boyarchyk, Veronika Movchan). VoxUkraine blog is rapidly becoming an important resource for the independent media. Output of the group has appeared in leading media outlets in Ukraine (e.g., Zerkalo Nedeli, liga.net, forbes.ua) and abroad (e.g., Washington Post, CBS, VoxEU.org). VoxUkraine is actively engaged in Ukraine’s public life, and serves as a mechanism to bring together Ukrainian talent.