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Non-Tariff Barriers and Trade Integration in the EAEU

David Tarr, NES
Natalia Turdyeva, CEFIR

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Important Policy Lessons from Swedish-Russian Capital Flows Data

Torbjörn Becker, SITE

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The Inevitable Social Security Reforms in Belarus

Kateryna Bornukova, BEROC

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Did Russian Migration to Russia Affect the Labor Market?

Olga Lazareva, Higher School of Economics

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Electoral Competition and Political Selection

Nicolas Gavoille, SSE Riga and BICEPS

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Is Local Monetary Policy Less Effective When Firms Have Access to Foreign Capital?

Central banks affect growth in part by raising or lowering the cost of investment through their influence over local interest rates. We examine whether the ability of local firms to raise money abroad reduces the influence of local monetary policy authorities. Surprisingly, it does not....
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Highly Educated Women No Longer Have Fewer Kids

This policy brief summarizes evidence that the cross-sectional relationship between fertility and women’s education in the U.S. has recently become U-shaped. The number of hours women work has concurrently increased with their education. The theory that the authors advance is that raising children and home-making...
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Strategic Aid Financing

Donor countries often face a Samaritan’s dilemma when trying to implement political conditionality in bilateral aid. Giving through multinational organizations can mitigate this problem: Recipient nations are de-facto competing for funds, which restores their incentives to comply even with non-enforceable conditions. Donor nations might therefore...
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