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Socio-Economic Policy in Poland: A Year of Major Changes in Benefits, Taxes, and Pensions

Mateusz Najsztub, CenEA
Michał Myck, CenEA

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Operating and Financial Hedging: Evidence from Trade

Olga Kuzmina, New Economic School

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Intimate Partner Violence, Norms and Policies

Maria Perrotta Berlin, SITE

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Higher Competition in the Domestic Market – A Way to Boost Aggregate Productivity

Konstantins Benkovskis, SSE Riga

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Gaming the System: Side Effects of Earnings-Dependent Benefits

Anna Zasova, BICEPS
Vitalijs Jascisens, SITE

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The Economics of Russian Import Substitution

This policy brief discusses the economic mechanisms triggered by import substitution policies, associated losses and conditions that ensure positive economic effects. Numerical estimations of potential effects of Russian import substitution policies indicate a decline in GDP, decrease in output of unprotected sectors and consumers’ welfare...
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Does Product Market Competition Cause Capital Constraints?

At the very center of Schumpeter’s (1934, 1942) notion of creative destruction is firms’ access to bank capital, which helps to fund the innovation in competitive product markets that drives out less productive firms in favor of those with more profitable ideas. However, competition is...
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What Does Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Tell Us About the Impact of Political Turnover on Economic Performance?

Political turnover is a normal, even desirable, feature of competitive politics, yet turnover in a context of weak institutions can create policy uncertainty, disrupt political connections, and threaten the security of property rights.   What is the impact of political turnover on economic performance in such...
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