The Economic Consequences of Conflicts – Research Insights from Israel and Ukraine

What are the economic consequences of conflicts? How much would the Israeli economy benefit from ending the conflict with Palestine? What will be the main challenges in the reconstruction of the Ukrainian post-war economy?


Johan Berggren is state secretary to the Swedish minister for civil defense Carl-Oskar Bohlin, and former advisor to Tony Blair in his role as envoy of The Quartet on the Middle East. Johan has published a book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Yuliya Markuts is Head of the Center of Public Finance and Governance at the Kyiv School of Economics, and Associate Professor of Finance at the State University of Trade and Economics. In her research, Yuliya studies the effects of Russia’s war on the Ukrainian economy. She recently had an article on the subject published in Ekonomisk Debatt. Digital participation.

Joseph Zeira is professor of economics at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, specialized in macroeconomics and economic growth. Joseph recently authored a book on the Israeli economy. In addition to his academic research, he is member of the steering committee of the Aix Group, an independent think tank of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals that studies the economics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

The seminar is chaired by John Hassler, professor of macroeconomics at IIES.