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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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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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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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