CAPITO aimed at comparing the emerging capitalist regimes in six countries of Eastern Europe. The project applied a simple scheme of “tradition-emulation-invention” to identify the origins of institutional change in the economies of the region, and define the real types of nascent capitalism in an East-East and an East-West comparison. The research period started in April 2010 and ended in December 2011. The project was supported by a grant of the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank.
Invoking the mythological figures Castor and Pollux, DIOSCURI focused on current encounters in Europe to predict the ways of cohabitation between the twin economic cultures of the “East” and the “West”.