Economists for Ukraine
A global collective of economists and academics working to end Russia's invasion and rebuild Ukraine.
Economists for Ukraine is an open collective of economists and members from the global academic community working to help protect Ukraine against the unlawful invasion by Russia. Leveraging expertise in macroeconomics, finance, behavioral economics, and game theory, we work on analyses of key factors behind the Russian aggression, understanding the consequences if the aggression is not stopped, coordination with international organizations on policy responses such as sanctions, and proactive planning to rebuild Ukraine after the war.
The founding team includes eminent scholars and voices like Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley), Tetyana Balyuk (Emory University), Tania Babina (Columbia University), Tatyana Deryugina (UI Urbana-Champaign) and Anastassia Fedyk (UC Berkeley).
The Work We Do
Sanctions and the Economy
Gain insights into the how sanctions and other economic tools can be leveraged to stop Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.
The Best Macroeconomic Policy for Russia
Gain insights into the painful truth on the ground in Ukraine, as well as long-term impact of Russia’s actions.
Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants: How Can We De-escalate Russia’s Real Nuclear Threat?
FAQ on the Russian War in Ukraine: What Are We Fighting For?
Insights into Russia-Negotiations: A Reality Check
The Last Colonial War in Europe or Why Ukraine Cannot Surrender
The LifeForce Project
Securing access to real-time, uninterrupted information about aid requirements and available resources is key to the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
The LifeForce Ukraine platform is ensuring a coordinated and resilient response of government and NGO resources, providing immediate support, advice and real time content on a secure platform to those who are most affected in Ukraine.
Learn more about the LifeForce Ukraine Project and how you can get involved.
Svidok (Witness) is a collection of private and publicly shared war journal entries, as experienced and witnessed by Ukrainian citizens caught in the war.
The entries shared on the platform serve as a rich, time-stamped archive for evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian leadership and their military.
Learn more about Svidok and the ground truth of the unlawful occupation of Ukraine by Russia.
Join our efforts
If you are a Ukrainian Economist who wants to join our group, please fill out this sign-up form to apply.
If you are an Economist who would like to help Ukraine win this war against Putin and get involved in rebuilding Ukraine, please sign up below.
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A nation fertile in tradition, soil, and resources, Ukraine finds itself battling for its sovereignty and survival. The Russian invasion is bringing unimaginable suffering to Ukrainian citizens unwillingly drawn into a war.
The unprovoked escalation and relentless bombardment of non-military targets by Russian forces has triggered what is already the largest refugee crisis in Europe since WWII.
People don’t really believe in words. Or rather, people believe in words only for a stretch of time. Then they start to look for action.