THE STATE OF ECONOMICS IN UKRAINE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: CURRENT SITUATION, OUTLOOK, AND PROSPECTS FOR FORMING A NEW PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Abstract

Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, academic disciplines such as economics have undergone their own transitions. Economics in Ukraine is has seen increasing development in past several years. We analyze the current situation, tendencies, and restrictions facing Ukrainian economists. Professional economists involved in academia, public administration, and business spheres were analyzed. From these recommendations concerning activities of professional association of economists were developed. The Ukrainian situation is compared to the development of neighboring countries such as Poland.