Professor Cho Cho Thein, head of the department of economics at Yangon University of Economics delivered her talk at UBC. Professor Cho Cho Thein took a historical approach to economic development, highlighting the different phases experienced by Myanmar, between the post-colonial situation until the more contemporary opening-up of the country starting from the years 2010. Little is known about Myanmar’s economic situation under the two consecutive military regime (1962-1988 and 1988-2015) outside of a specific circle of experts.
The attendants thus had the opportunities to discover the specific situation of Myanmar, and where the country now lies economically – with the challenges and opportunities ahead. As usual, the lecture was followed by a lively conversation that saw students and Professor Cho Cho Thein reflect upon the specific situation of the country.