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May 27, 2016
The 40th Anniversary Research Workshop was held in Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv May 21 - 22, 2016.
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December 02, 2015
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August 05, 2015
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Panel discussion What Next for Ukrainian Railways Restructuring?”
June 27, 2014

The Ukrainian railway, crucial to economic efficiency and growth going forward, is confronted by obsolete, depreciated rolling stock and locomotives, multiple bottlenecks on its most heavily traveled lines, increasing complaints from freight shippers obliged to cross-subsidize passenger operations – and no obvious sources of revenues to improve things.  Multiple reform plans have been announced and then postponed; the current plan, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2011, is targeted for completion in 2019 but is already behind schedule. This presentation will discuss the current reform plan in the context of a variety of reform strategies that have been tried in countries around the world, and argue that an American-style plan (“horizontal separation”) may be more likely to lead to the well functioning railway that will contribute to Ukraine’s economic transition, development, and growth than is the more Russian-style plan (a variant on “vertical separation”) that is currently being implemented.»

 

Panel discussion will be started with the presentation by Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and followed by speeches of Ukrainian experts.             

 

         Preliminary list of questions:
1. What impedes the reform of “Ukrzaliznytsia”?

2. “Horizontal” or “vertical” separation. What is reform strategy for Ukraine?

3. Impact of political situation on transit transportation

4. What is the recent world experience with railways restructuring?

5. Does that experience provide any useful lessons for Ukraine?

Preliminary list of discussants:

  1. Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  2. Serhiy Vovk, Director of Centre for Transport Strategies
  3. Bohdan Yarmolenko, Ernst &Young

 

Panel discussion will be moderated by Oleksandr Kava. Government and civil society representatives, researchers, businesspersons, press are among the participants.

 

About keynote speaker.

 

Russell Pittman is Director of Economic Research in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also a visiting professor at the New Economic School (Moscow) and on the board of experts of the Economic Education and Research Consortium (Kyiv). Among his most influential papers have been those on U.S. railways regulation in the 2010 Journal of Regulatory Economics and Administrative Law Review, on infrastructure reform in transition countries in the 2003 Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade, on the IBM antitrust litigation in the 1984 International Journal of Industrial Organization, and on the measurement of productivity in the presence of negative externalities in the 1983 Economic Journal.  Dr. Pittman consults regularly with antitrust enforcers and economic reformers in transition and developing economies.  He served on:

•         the core team of the World Development Report 2002, Building Institutions for Markets,

•         the advisory group for the 2002 project of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Development Assistance Strategies in the 21st Century,

•         the team of experts for the Russian Regulatory Reform Review carried out by the OECD and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport in 2003-2004, contributing as one of the three principal authors of its report, Regulatory Reform of Railways in Russia, and

•         the team of external advisors for the 2013 project of the Asian Development Bank on the restructuring of the Mongolian railway.

 

Dr. Pittman earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1979.

 

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