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Russia and Oil — Out of Control

Torbjörn Becker, SITE

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And the Lights Went Out – Measuring the Economic Situation in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Coupe, KSE/KEI
Michał Myck, CenEA
Mateusz Najsztub, CenEA

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Global Inequality – What Do We Mean and What Do We Know?

Jesper Roine, SITE

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Spatial Wage Inequality in Belarus

Aleh Mazol, BEROC

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Expanding Leniency to Fight Collusion and Corruption

Reinaldo Diogo Luz, UFMG Law School
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE

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Does Service-Sector Liberalization Increase Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector?

Authors: Oleksandr Shepotylo and Volodymyr Vakhitov, KEI. This policy brief summarizes the results of recent research on the effect of service-sector liberalization in Ukraine, 2001-2007, on productivity in the manufacturing sector. We use a sample of manufacturing firms and construct a firm-specific index of service-sector...
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A Resonant Signal: the Russian Parliamentary Elections of December 2011

Days before December 4, prospects of electoral democracy in Russia looked bleak. Consolidation of the authoritarian rule of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s paramount leader since 1999, adoption of non-democratic electoral laws and politically-motivated law enforcement, constant harassment of media, civil society organizations, and election observers, and...
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Five Million Tourists in Georgia by 2015 – a Myth or a Nightmarish Reality?

Anybody traveling on the Georgian countryside will be astonished by the pace of development. Mestia, the capital of Svaneti, resembles one big construction site. The new concrete road from Zugdidi promises to shorten the travel time to 2 hours. A whole network of ski lifts...
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