Federalism in Practice: Public Finance and a Democratic Union in Myanmar

september, 2019

201930sep5:30 pm7:00 pmFederalism in Practice: Public Finance and a Democratic Union in Myanmar5:30 pm - 7:00 pm University House (Liverpool Street), 109 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF Event Organized By: Global Policy Institute & Federal Trust


Event Details

The Global Policy Institute, in partnership with the Federal Trust, cordially invite you to attend:

Date/Time: Monday, 30th September 2019, 17.30 – 19.00, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: University House (Coventry University London Campus), 109 – 117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF

RSVP to events@fedtrust.co.uk or by phone on 024 7765 1102.

March 2016 saw Myanmar’s first democratically elected government to take office since 1962, though under a constitution that gives veto powers to non-elected representatives.  Before it took office the National League for Democracy (NLD) set out a new direction for the country, stating that it would ‘strive for the establishment of a genuine federal democratic union base on the principles of freedom, equality and self-determination’. However, the challenge is not only to move from a military dictatorship to a federal democracy, but also to move from an isolated war economy to a market economy with significant international linkages.

Professor Stefan Collignon will be discussing these twin challenges, and the important role of public finances in them, at our event.


Stefan Collignon
Stefan Collignon is the author of the 2018 report published by Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: ‘Public Finance For A Genuine Federal Democratic Union: An Introduction into Public Spending and Taxation Issues for Myanmar’.

He is Professor of Political Economy at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and International Chief Economist of the Centro Europa Ricerche (CER), Roma. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Harvard.

His personal website is http://www.stefancollignon.de/


(Monday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


University House (Liverpool Street)

109 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF