Will Ukraine Be Able to Establish Real Property Rights?

39 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2018

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Anders Åslund

Institute for International Economics

Date Written: January 17, 2018


Over time, the necessary economic reforms have become so obvious that they have become politically possible in most places. The great problem has become the establishment of real property rights. By and large, Central and Eastern Europe have managed to accomplish that not least thanks to support from the European Union. In the former Soviet Union, however, only Georgia succeeded in that endeavor. The big question today is whether Ukraine will manage to do so, or whether it will be caught in a low-economic-growth trap. The three main elements that are needed are independent courts, autonomous prosecutors, and a law-abiding law enforcement, while no old secret police structures should be allowed to sabotage them.

Keywords: Ukraine, economic reforms, judicial reforms, democratic reforms, corruption, property rights, election law

JEL Classification: E02, E26, K11, K12, K16, K42, P14, P26

Suggested Citation

Åslund, Anders, Will Ukraine Be Able to Establish Real Property Rights? (January 17, 2018). CASE Research Paper No. 153-2017, ISBN: 9788371786679. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3130127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3130127

Anders Åslund (Contact Author)

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