Treffen der JSPS Regionalgruppe München (Humboldt Salon), 5. Juni 2019, 19:30h
das nächste Treffen der JSPS Regionalgruppe München findet wieder gemeinsam mit dem Humboldt Club (Humboldt Salon) am 5. Juni 2019, 19:30h, im IBZ, Amalienstrasse 38, statt. Die Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte der unten angefügten e-Mail des Humboldt Clubs. Bitte melden Sie sich möglichst umgehend bei Herrn Recksiegel an.
Mit besten Grüßen,
On behalf of the Regional Group Munich of the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer, we cordially invite you to the Salon on June 5th which takes place in the Internationales Begegnungszentrum München (IBZ), as usual.
During the Salon a lecture will be given by Viachaslau Yarashevich on
“Competitiveness and Eurasian integration”.
Originally an object of microeconomic analysis, competitiveness has in recent decades entered new economic arenas, most prominently the international political economy. Indeed, if understood beyond a popular yet rather narrow perspective of low costs, national (or macro-) competitiveness can be seen as a measure of well-being status in the global division of labour. It is determined foremost by the capacity to provide universally high living standards based on internally sustainable economic growth in any external environment. Essentially, macrocompetitiveness reflects the power of social capital to generate innovations and transform them into technological rents. Manufacturing and social sectors, working in tandem, play a special role here, particularly in the current global economic setting, characterized as the new industrial revolution. Yet in the post-communist world their potential was severely damaged due to rapid liberalization and restructuring not backed up by institutional development, which is also true for the members of the Eurasian Economic Union launched in 2015 by Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, and in the same year joined by Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Most of what has remained needs constant and costly modernization, which may seem affordable for larger resource-rich EAEU members, but is certainly more problematic for their smaller partners. Indeed, their very survival as independent states depends on the rigour with which they can develop internationally competitive industries providing steady flows of added value to upkeep social facilities inherited from the communist era, as well as stable employment opportunities for those who need them locally. With aging populations typically lacking appetite for entrepreneurship yet featuring inflated expectations from their governments, robust manufacturing and social sectors in the EAEU, prioritized in a coherent competitiveness agenda, can have wider political economy effects, too, helping to sustain electoral demand for democratic governance.
As usual, there will be wine and cheese before the talk and a chance to continue the discussion with the speaker after the talk.
If you want to join us, please register by sending an email so that we can plan accordingly.
Venue:Internationales Begegnungszentrum München (IBZ), Amalienstr. 38, 80799 München
Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 2019, 19:30h
With kind regards,
Stefan Recksiegel and Lutz Cleemann
(Humboldt Club Munich)