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THE STATE OF ECONOMICS IN UKRAINE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: CURRENT SITUATION, OUTLOOK, AND PROSPECTS FOR FORMING A NEW PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Vol. 3, No 1, 2010

Zbigniew Bochniarz

Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for Nations in Transition zbig@hhh.umn.edu

The State of Economics in Ukraine in Comparative Perspective: Current Situation, Outlook, and Prospects for Forming a New Professional Association[1]

Iryna Lapshyna

Ph.D, Associate Professor at Lviv Academy of Commerce irynala@rambler.ru

Olena Stepanova

Associate Professor at Donetsk National Technical University, step@utp.donbass.com

 

ABSTRACT. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, academic disciplines such as economics have undergone their own transitions. Economics in Ukraine is has seen increasing development in past several years. We analyze the current situation, tendencies, and restrictions facing Ukrainian economists. Professional economists involved in academia, public administration, and business spheres were analyzed. From these recommendations concerning activities of professional association of economists were developed. The Ukrainian situation is compared to the development of neighboring countries such as Poland.

 

Received: January, 2010

1st Revision: March, 2010

Accepted: April, 2010

 

 

JEL Classification: A2, P2

Keywords: economic community, Ukrainian Association of Economists, economic science, higher economic education, professional association.



[1]Research in the this paper was conducted with the support of the U.S. Department of State, Eurasia Professional Exchanges and Training Program, Ukraine Political Science and Economics Association Building Project, delivered through the Center for Nations in Transition, University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education, Kyiv.