Join us for this special event, a conversation with Beata Javorcik as she speaks to us about her economic ideas and career. This is the second episode of a series of interviews conducted by the ERC Advanced program 20th Century International Economic thinking with the aim of engaging with international economic thinkers who work at Intergovernmental Organisations. Our aim is to illuminate the range of ideas that have fashioned economic thinking and policy since the 20th Century. What are the unique trajectories of these influential thinkers in the interstitial space of international forums? How have their economic ideas, doubts, and dreams evolved and turned into actionable programs on a planetary scale? How are ideas about the world economy produced in Intergovernmental Organisations? Who are the visible and invisible actors and what are the visible and invisible processes, institutions and practices?
‘ECOINT talks with International Economic Thinkers’ is part of the research programme ‘Twentieth Century International Economic Thinking’ (2020-2025), funded by the European Research Council and based at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Florence School of Banking and Regulation, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.
Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and the Director of the International Trade Programme at the CEPR in London. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at ifo Institute, University of Munich, as well as of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI in Prague.