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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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Presidential Elections in Russia: Massive Vote Fraud Ensures that Legitimacy is in Doubt, but the Policy Direction is not

Author: Konstantin Sonin, CEFIR. The March 4th, 2012, elections formally returned Vladimir Putin, the paramount leader of Russia since 1999, to the presidency. Despite Draconian restrictions on entry, financing, campaigning by other candidates, Putin’s dominance of TV, blatant use of state employees and funds to...
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Inflation Expectations and Probable Trap for Macro Stabilization

Author: Dmitry Kruk, BEROC. As of today, a majority of the negative consequences of the deep Belarusian currency crisis of 2011 seem to have been realized. Hence, the Belarusian economy is now ‘purified’ from main macroeconomic distortions and has a chance for sustainable long-term growth. Nevertheless,...
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Is Regional Policy Effective in the Long Run? Learning from Soviet History

Author: Tatiana Mikhailova, NES Regional inequality has been a pressing issue in many countries, and also between the countries of the European Union.  Unequal economic development, where some regions develop successfully and prosper while other regions stagnate, is often viewed as a source of social...
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