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The Russian economy under Putin (so far)

Torbjörn Becker, SITE

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“New Goods” Trade in the Baltics

Julián P. Díaz, Quinlan School of Business
Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho, University of New South Wales

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Independent Media and Contemporary Military Doctrines

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics

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Cross-Country Differences in Convergence in CESEE

By Bas B. Bakker, IMF
Krzysztof Krogulski, IMF

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Monetary Policy Puzzle in the Presence of a Negative TFP Shock and Unstable Expectations

Dzmitry Kruk, BEROC

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Political Instability in Fragile Democracies: Political Cycles Kyrgyz Style

Democratization is rarely a straight and predictable process. Freedom House data from the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since 1991 reveals two distinct patterns. In one set of countries, democratization took root quite quickly...
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New Tools to Fight Corruption and the Need for Complementary Reform

Author: Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE. Corruption remains a serious problem for most developing countries, undermining state capacity and incentives to invest besides social cohesion and democratic institutions. It is also an increasingly important problem for many highly developed ones. In Italy, for example, corruption has increased...
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