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

Publications from this author

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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... 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... Find out more

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... Find out more

The impact of trade and investment agreements on decent work and sustainable development

This guide provides an analysis of past trade agreements, set within the context of developments in international economic relations. It... Find out more