- applied macroeconomics
- private sector development
- financial sector reform
- economic growth
- transition economics
- public finance
- public administration reform
Dr. Christopher A. Hartwell is President of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw, an Associate Professor at Kozminski University, and a leading scholar on the evolution of institutions. Dr. Hartwell’s research concerns transition dynamics, the economics of institutions, and financial sector development. He has published in prestigious political science and economics journals such as the Journal for Common Market Studies, Open Economies Review, Post-Communist Economies, and Business Horizons, and regularly appears in print and other media commenting on economic issues of the day. In addition to his academic work, he has advised governments and the private sector on economic policy issues in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, among others. In his last position with the Moscow School of Management – SKOLKOVO, he led the Institute for Emerging Market Studies’ (IEMS) work in finance and institutional research, and he has worked for the World Bank Group in Tonga as the IFC’s in-country representative and for the US Department of the Treasury. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard. He is the author of Institutional Barriers in the Transition to Market: Examining Performance and Divergence in Transition Economies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the author of the book, Two Roads Diverge: The Transition Experience of Poland and Ukraine (Cambridge University Press, autumn 2016).
Books, Book-length monographs, and Book Chapters
Two Roads Diverge: The Transition Experience of Poland and Ukraine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming spring 2016.
“Sustainable Public Budgets,” with Marcello Signorelli, chapter in Hölscher and Tomann (eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), November 2015. ISBN 978-113-7371-37-9.
“Institutional Reform,” chapter in Hölscher and Tomann (eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), November 2015. ISBN 978-113-7371-37-9.
“Property Rights,” chapter in Hölscher and Tomann (eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), November 2015. ISBN 978-113-7371-37-9.
“The Impact of Liberalization on Financial Volatility: The Case of Transition Economies,” chapter in Karkowska (ed.), Challenges to Financial Stability – Perspective, Models and Policies Volume 1 (Bucharest: ASERS Publishing), January 2015, pp. 121-142. ISBN 978-606-8689-01-2.
Institutional Barriers in the Transition to Market: Examining Performance and Divergence in Transition Economies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2013. ISBN 978-113-7323-70-5.
“Improving Competitiveness in the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union: A Blueprint for the Next Decade,” Post-Communist Economies, forthcoming January 2016.
“Volatility Spillovers and Contagion in Emerging Europe” (with Konstantin Asaturov and Tamara Teplova), Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Volume X Issue 6, 2015, pp. 929-945.
“A Helping Hand: Examining the Effect of Foreign Banks on the Business Environment,” International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 11 no. 4 (2015), pp. 875-895.
“Wealth Management and Private Banking Services in Developing Markets” (with Bryane Michael and Gary Ho), Journal of Investment Consulting, Vol. 16 no. 1 (2015), pp. 10-19.
“Quantifying Non-Tariff Barriers in Ukraine: A Comprehensive Trade Cost Approach,” Applied Economics Letters, published on-line July 31, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1049331.
“Après le déluge: Institutions, the Global Financial Crisis, and Bank Profitability in Transition,” Open Economies Review, Vol. 26 No. 3(2015), pp. 497-524.
“Baudrillard Goes to Kyiv: Institutional Simulacra in Transition,” Journal of Economic and Social Thought, Vol. 2 No. 2 (2015), pp. 92-105.
“Revisiting the Environmental Rewards of Economic Freedom” (with Don L. Coursey), Economics and Business Letters, Vol. 4 no. 1 (2015), pp. 36-50.
“Capital Controls and the Determinants of Entrepreneurship,” Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 64 no. 6 (2014), pp. 434-456.
“Do (Successful) Stock Exchanges Support or Hinder Institutions in Transition Economies?” Cogent Economics & Finance, Vol. 2 No. 1 (2014),
“Developments in the Economies of Member States Outside the Eurozone,” (with Richard Connolly), Journal of Common Market Studies, September 2014, Volume 52, Issue S1, pp. 202-218.
“Capitalism and (versus?) Democracy: Stock Markets and Democratization in Transition,” Applied Economics Letters, Volume 21, No. 14 (2014), pp. 979-983.
“Institutional Deterioration in Transition Economies: Playing Follow-the-Leader during the Global Financial Crisis?” Transition Studies Review, Vol. 20 No. 2 (2013), pp. 131-147.
“A Eurasian (or a Soviet) Union? Consequences of Further Economic Integration in the CIS,” Business Horizons, Vol. 56 no. 4 (2013), pp. 411-420.
“The Role of Central Banks in Maintaining Monetary Stability during the Global Financial Crisis,” Banks and Bank Systems, Vol. 7 n 3 (2012), pp. 51-69.