Systemic Crises triggered by contemporary Pandemia and Progressive Way-Outs

The Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU) (, under the current presidency of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, presents the first ASECU teleconference: “Systemic Crises triggered by contemporary Pandemia and Progressive Way-Outs”. The conference will be held this Friday May 8th, 16:00 (GMT +3) and it will last for 270’ (=3x90’).

  • 3 Sessions: Macroeconomic, Business, Societal aspects of the Pandemia
  • Experts from different countries with different backgrounds
  • English speaking conference
  • Broadcast live 

 If you are a Practitioner, an analyst, a policymaker involved in the decision-making process, an academician and pre- or post-graduate student, a labourer, a businessman, an entrepreneur, or an interested citizen of the world, you are our type!

Call for Participation



            Macroeconomic aspects: 16:30-18:00 (GMT +3)

  • Grigoris Zarotiadis, PhD, Associate Professor, President of Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU), Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (MODERATOR OF THE 1ST SESSION)
  • Iraj Hash, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Staffordshire University, UK, Former Director of Centre for Research on Emerging Economies
  • Prof. Dr. Tatyana Hubenova-Delisivkova, Researcher in Economic Research Institution of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, President of the Union of Economists in Bulgaria
  • Michael Hudson, President of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Prof. DSc. Statty Stattev, Director of Institute of Economics and Politics at University of National and World Economy,Sofia, Bulgaria, Former Rector of the University of National and World Economy

             Business aspects: 18:00-19:30 (GMT +3)

  • Prof. Leonid Nakov, PhD, Secretary General of ASECU, Full Professor at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Economics – Skopje, North Macedonia (MODERATOR OF THE 2ND SESSION)
  • Prof. Joseph Chih-Yuan Hung, PhD, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Arben Malaj, Former Minister of Finance and Economy, Albania
  • Prof. Tomasz Mroczkowski, Professor at American University, Washington D.C., USA
  • Zoran Narashanov, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and President of Management Board of Viena Insurance Group National Office in North Macedonia
  • Prof. Masayuki Susai, Professor of International Finance at the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Professor of Economics at Rostov State University of Economics, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-Invest Bank

             Societal aspects: 19:30-21:00 (GMT +3)

  • Prof. Ioannis Theodossiou, PhD, University of Aberdeen, the UK, Professor in Economics, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research (MODERATOR OF THE 3RD SESSION)
  • Dr. Arjan Gjonça, Associate Professor of Demography at London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK
  • Assoc. Prof. Matjaž Koman, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics in School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr., Prof. Józef Oleński, Center of Regional and Cross-Border Research of the University of Rzeszow, Poland, Former Chairman of the UN Statistical Commission and Vice-Center of Regional and Cross-Border Research of the University of Rzeszow Chairman of the Conference of European Statistics, Former President of the Central Statistical Office in Poland
  • Dr.T. Sabri T. Öncü, Economist, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dr. Jelena Žarković Rakić, Professor at Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Director of Foundation for the Advancement of Economics


For any additional information, feel free to contact our Organizing Committee: