The Baltic Economic Association stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and its academic community. We cannot find strong enough words to condemn Russia’s invasion.
The first aim of the BEA is to contribute to the development of economics as an evidence-based discipline in the region. The ongoing massive disinformation campaign aiming at justifying this attack is against everything we stand for.
The second aim of the Association is to promote intellectual exchanges between economists in the region. We developed close ties with the Kyiv School of Economics, which for instance contributes to the Baltic Journal of Economics. We are deeply concerned by the safety of our colleagues and their students.
Expression of support must be accompanied by acts. The Kyiv School of Economics is raising fund for humanitarian purposes. We kindly ask you to consider a donation (EUR/USD/UAH/crypto): https://kse.ua.
They are also doing an amazing work organizing debates with international experts on the latest development of the conflict. Follow KSE (@KyivSchool), Tymofiy Mylovanov (@Mylovanov) and Tymofii Brik (@brik_t) on Twitter for more information.
The BEA is willing to act as an interface between its institutional members and Ukrainian economists. We will centralise and financially support visiting programs for Ukrainian economists in the Baltics. More information coming soon.
Finally, a few months ago, some of our colleagues at BEROC (Belarus) had to fly to Kyiv to escape from repression because of their academic work. We also think about them.