EERC news
July 07, 2014
GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on The Future of Development Assistance Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014
June 27, 2014
Date:  July 1, 2014 at 18:00. Expected duration – 90 min. Place: Kyiv School of Economics (Ivana Mazepy Str., 1),  room. 106
June 25, 2014
We are happy to announce forthcoming Open lecture by Russell Pittman “Electricity Restructuring in Ukraine: Unfortunately They’ve Been Listening to Economists Again” that will be held at Kyiv School of Economics Mazepy Str. 1, room 106 on June 28 at 9:15.
June 12, 2014
The 36th Research Workshop will be held in Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv on June 28-30, 2014.

Who are we?

The Economics Education and Research Consortium was created in 1995 to strengthen economics education and research capabilities in the CIS. Managed by a Kiev-based secretariat, EERC’s Research Network supports original policy-relevant studies, organizes training seminars and research workshops, links academics and policymakers, and invests in the virtual research infrastructure – access to scholarly literature, data and peers. Since 2000, EERC serves as the regional partner of the Global Development Network (GDN) in the CIS.


What is our mission?

EERC's mission is to support the renewal of the economics profession in the CIS, to foster a culture of peer review and open scientific exchange, to encourage individual economists to work at the frontiers of their discipline and subject research to international standards of excellence, and, last but not least, engage academic economists in the public policy debate process, at the national and local levels. While trying to foster high-quality research in economics, we emphasize the incubation of innovative research ideas, and of young scholars, and the formation of a CIS-wide professional network of economists.


What do we do?

EERC delivers funding for original policy-relevant research through a cycle of semi-annual grant competitions and ad hoc research tenders on specific topics.To foster professional exchange and to engage policymakers and the general public in the discussion of the most important research findings we publish research through EERC's working papers series (in English and Russian).


Who supports us?

The Economics Education and Research Consortium is a partnership of prominent donors interested in fostering local capacity in economics education and research in the CIS. Consortium members include:



The EERC Network’s International Advisory Board consists of

  • Richard Ericson (East Carolina University, Greenville), Chair
  • John Earle (Central European University and Upjohn Institute)
  • Vladimir Popov (Carleton University, Ottawa; New Economic School, Moscow)
  • Shlomo Weber (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas)
  • James Leitzel (University of Chicago, Chicago)
  • Diana Weinhold (London School of Economics, London)
  • Michael Alexeev (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • Gary Krueger (Macalester College in Minnesota)
  • David Tarr (World Bank)


Experts involved in mentoring the network’s grantees include:

  • Michael Beenstock (Hebrew University)
  • Wojtek Charemza (University of Leicester)
  • Tom Coupe (Kyiv School of Economics and Kyiv Economics Institute)
  • John Earle (Upjohn Institute and Central European University)
  • Richard Ericson (East Carolina University)
  • Randall K. Filer (City University, New York and CERGE-EI)
  • Gary Krueger (Macalester College)
  • James Leitzel (University of Chicago)
  • Russell Pittman (US Department of Justice)
  • Victor Polterovich (CEMI and New Economic School)
  • Vladimir Popov (Carleton University and New Economic School)
  • Marc Schaffer (Heriot Watt University)
  • Oleksandr Skiba (Kansas University)
  • David Tarr (consultant for World Bank)
  • Shlomo Weber (Southern Methodist University and NES)
  • Victor Gisnburgh (ECORE, Brussels)
  • Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
  • Michael Alexeev (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • Diana Weinhold (London School of Economics)
  • Irina Murtazashvilli (Drexel University)
  • Denys Nizalov (Kiev School of Economics)
  • Olena Nizalova (Kiev School of Economics)
  • Oleksandr Shepotylo (Kiev School of Economics)
  • Natalia Volchkova (New Economic School)
  • Tigran Poghosyan (International Monetary Fund)


Current activities:

1) Economics Research Grant Competition:
    a) supported by GDN and Government of Sweden
    b) held twice a year, 36 workshops for 18 years
    c) 75 applications for the last competition, 25 participants took part in June workshop, 5 grants awarded during workshop up to $11,000 each
    d) development opportunity: Young researchers from CIS countries whose projects show promise may be awarded "development" grants of up to $2,000.

2) Inter-regional project “Cities: An Analysis of the Post Communist Experience”, insight into the important features of 21st  century urban life:
    a) held by EERC and CERGE-EI, funded by GDN
    b) the total value of the project - $250,000

3) EERC-World Bank Capacity Building Activity: Supporting Capacity Building of ACE and CIS Researchers in International Trade in Services
    a) financial support for research papers of economic researchers from the Europe and Central Asia that assess liberalization of trade in services in the amount of $10,000 each
    b) the research results must be presented at semiannual research workshops

4) The best research papers are published in the EERC working papers series and internationally recognized journals in the amount of over 350.