Yale - Ukraine Initiative

    ATTAINING UKRAINE's AGRO-INDUSTRIAL POTENTIAL 

    International Conference at Yale University
    April 11 and 12, 1997
    Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT

    The issues: 1996 did not bring the anticipated reversal of economic decline. The degree of GDP loss in Ukraine and the decline in agricultural production both deserve attention. The reform and adjustment process has apparently not yet halted the economic reversals that have taken place.

    Friday, April 11

    Openning Session

    9:00 am 
    Welcome: Gustav Ranis, Director, Yale Center for International and Area Studies
    Response: Yuri Shcherbak, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States 

    Keynote Address: Agricultural Performance and Potential in the Planned Economies: Historical Perspective
    D. Gale Johnson, University of Chicago 

    Session II. Part I : Ukraine's Agro-Industrial Potential

    10:15 - 11:15 am

    Anatoli Danylenko, Head of the Agro-Industrial Committee, Department of Land Resources and Social Development, Parliament of Ukraine

    John Costello, President, Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs

    Leonid Kozachenko, President, Ukragrobusiness and Ukrainian League of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture 

    The International Agribusiness Perspective: Whitney McMillan, Cargill
     
     

    Session II. Part II: The Economic Assessment of Ukraine's Agro-Industrial Potential

    11:15 - 12:30 am
    Stanley Johnson, Iowa State University, Chief Economist, Cargill
     
     

    Session III: Property Rights, Privatization, and the Performance-Potential Gap

    1:30 - 3:00 pm 
    Valeri Halushko, Dean, National Agricultural University
    Zvi Lerman, Hebrew University
     

    Session IV: State Intervention and Control and the Performance-Potential Gap

    3:15 - 6:00 pm
    Petro T. Sabluk, Institute of Agrarian Economics
    Alexander Kaliberda, World Bank, Kyiv
     

    Saturday, April 12

    Session V: Financing, Financial Services, and the Performance-Potential Gap 

    9:00 - 10:00 am
    David Perry, Massey Ferguson
    Mark Lundell, World Bank
     

    Session VI: Infrastructure, Institutional Support, and the Performance-Potential Gap

    10:15 - 12 noon 
    Vitali. Tsekhystrenko, President, RISE-Invest
    Mykola Lobas, Director-General, AgroIncom

    Session VII: Technology, Human Capital, and the Performance-Potential Gap

    1:30 - 3:00 pm 
    Dmytro Melnychuk, President, National Agricultural University
    Victor P. Sitnyk, Vice-President, Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    John Miranowski, Iowa State University
    TBA

    Panel VIII: Policies for Closing the Performance-Potential Gap

    3:15 - 6:00 pm
    Czaba Cszaki, World Bank
    Charles Becker, University of Colorado
    Peter Sochan, Policy Director, Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs

    For more information please contact Edith Kufta:
    tel: (203) 432-3423 
    fax: (203) 432-5963 
    e-mail: edith.kufta@yale.edu

    Sponsored by The Council on Russian & East European Studies,
    The Yale Center for International & Area Studies,
    Yale-Ukraine Initiative and Chopivsky Family Foundation .