Foreign economic signals about short-term prospects

Short-term changes in the accounts of foreign economic activity provide clear signals regarding the immediate prospects of the country's economic development. Of course, the stability of key indicators and economic environment indexes helps to determine necessary measures aimed at economic recovery.

The large-scale Russian aggression caused significant casualties and destroyed thousands of residential and industrial buildings, disrupted economic ties (most of which will hardly be restored) both within the country and with foreign partners.

The indicators of Ukraine's balance of payments for the first five months of the year reflect large-scale changes in the structure of the foreign economic environment caused by the war, forming, at the same time, renewed development trends.

Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Director, Economic Programmes

Born in 1955 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi.


T. Shevchenko Kyiv State University, Department of Cybernetics (1977).

Institute of Public Administration and Local Government at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1994).

Professor in Public Administration. Author of nearly 100 scientific works.


In 1977–1993, worked at the Kyiv University as an engineer, research fellow and senior research fellow;

1994–1999 — head economic researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies, Fund for Banking and Finance Development;

1999–2004 — Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian (currently, National) Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

1999–2004 — Research Director at the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies, later — Agency for Social Analysis;

2002–2003 — advisor to the Minister of Economy of Ukraine;

since April, 2004 — Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

since June, 2005 — Economic Programmes Director at Razumkov Centre.

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