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Après l'euphorie, l'addition

Publishing date
30 August 2009
Zsolt Darvas

Resident Scholar Zsolt Darvas discusses the disproportionately negative effect the financial crisis has had on Central and Eastern European countries. He proposes a few recommendations to help the CEE countries get back on their feet, including more financial assistance from the Western European countries that helped cause the crisis, and a change in attitude toward euro introduction.

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A version of this op-ed was published in Alternatives économiques in September 2009.

About the authors

  • Zsolt Darvas

    Zsolt Darvas is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel and part-time Senior Research Fellow at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He joined Bruegel in 2008 as a Visiting Fellow, and became a Research Fellow in 2009 and a Senior Fellow in 2013.

    From 2005 to 2008, he was the Research Advisor of the Argenta Financial Research Group in Budapest. Before that, he worked at the research unit of the Central Bank of Hungary (1994-2005) where he served as Deputy Head.

    Zsolt holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Corvinus University of Budapest where he teaches courses in Econometrics but also at other institutions since 1994. His research interests include macroeconomics, international economics, central banking and time series analysis.

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