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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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Spatial wage inequality in Belarus

This policy brief summarizes the results of an analysis of wage inequality among the districts of Belarus over the period 2000-2015. The developments in wage inequality varied noticeably by sub-periods: wage disparity decreased in 2000-2005, stayed stable in 2006-2012, and increased again during the last...
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Expanding Leniency to Fight Collusion and Corruption

Leniency policies offering immunity to the first cartel member that blows the whistle and self-reports to the antitrust authority have become the main instrument in the fight against cartels around the world. In public procurement markets, however, bid-rigging schemes are often accompanied by corruption of...
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And the Lights Went Out – Measuring the Economic Situation in Eastern Ukraine

This policy brief assesses the economic situation in the war-affected East of Ukraine. Given that official statistics are not available, we use changes in nighttime light intensity, measured by satellites, to estimate to what extent the war has destroyed the economy, and whether any recovery...
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Effects of Trade Wars on Belarus

The trade wars following the 2014 events in Ukraine affected not only the directly involved participants, but also countries like Belarus that were affected through international trade linkages. According to my estimations based on a model outlined in Ossa (2014), these trade wars led to...
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