Martin Myant

Associate Researcher

Background

Martin Myant graduated in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1971 and completed a PhD in modern Czechoslovak history at the University of Glasgow in 1978. He taught Economics from 1978 to 2012. His main research has been on Eastern and Central Europe, especially the former Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, following economic and political development through state socialism to the transformation period and the effects of, and policy responses to, the economic crisis since 2008. He has coordinated projects involving researchers from several European countries, following strategies for economic transformation and their implications for economic competitiveness, and also written on the development and policies of trade unions in the Czech Republic.

Areas of activity

Economic, employment and social policies; impact of economic crisis and differing policy responses

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Karen M. Anderson, Denis Bouget, Eleanor Brooks, ...

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2020

All chapters of Social policy in the EU: state of play 2020 consider the consequences of the unfolding public health crisis. Covid‑19’s hijacking of the book had important implications for the contributors, whom we asked not only to analyse key developments in the EU social agenda during 2019 but also to describe the initial Covid‑19-driven EU and... Find out more

European multinational companies and trade unions in eastern and east-central Europe

Are foreign multinational companies more or less likely than domestically-owned firms to recognise trade unions and engage seriously in collective bargaining? On the face of it, a multinational company is in a stronger position relative to employees as it can play off one group against another. On the other hand, big multinationals often recognise... Find out more

Why are wages still lower in eastern and central Europe?

This new working paper explores why there is a persistent wage gap between western Europe and the new EU Member States of eastern and central Europe. Why is it still the case that after 27 years of transition from state socialism and 14 years of EU membership the closing of the gap in living standards between western Europe and eastern and central... Find out more

Béla Galgóczi, Aline Hoffmann, Maria Jepsen, ...

The Social Scoreboard revisited

This timely new publication revisits the Social Scoreboard published by the European Commission (EC) on the 26th of April 2017. The European Commission’s Social Scoreboard proposes 35 indicators to monitor 12 areas of principles associated with the EPSR and provides an interactive tool to compare countries and time periods. This publication... Find out more