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THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:00..
Department of Economics of the European University at St. Petersburg and Chair of Economics / Resource Economics, ETH Zurich are organizing the 5th International Workshop on Economic Growth, Environment and Natural Resources on May 31 – June 1, 2019. The aim of the Workshop is to promote the use of advanced economic theory in the fields of growth, environment and natural resource economics.

A TRACTABLE FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING A CLASS OF NONSTATIONARY MARKOV MODELS

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:29..
Dynamic stochastic economic models normally build on the assumption of time-invariant preferences, technology and laws of motions for exogenous variables. We relax this assumption and consider a class of infinite-horizon nonstationary models in which parameters can follow both deterministic and stochastic trends: the former trends take the form of anticipated shifts and drifts, and the latter trends take the form of Markov process with time-varying transition probabilities.

THIRD-COUNTRY EFFECTS OF EXPORT INCENTIVES

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:36..
Though empirical literature on the effects of export incentives for domestic export is very rich, export incentives’ effects for third countries' export have not yet been examined empirically. This paper sheds some light on this issue. According to existing theory, effects of domestic export incentives for third countries' exporters can be both negative (due to increased competition) and positive (due to input-output linkages in global value chains (GVCs)).

MORE AWKWARD ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:24..
Higher education in the United States has seen a dramatic expansion throughout the last century. The lecture, while intended for a broad audience, will offer an overview of the US Higher Education (HE) system from an economist’s perspective. It will undertake an analysis of HE’s operation as a marketplace. I will firstly survey the main distinctive features of an American university (admission, students’ choice of specialization, funding, tuition, placement, etc.).

COULD/SHOULD JUBILEE DEBT CANCELLATIONS BE REINTRODUCED TODAY?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:16..
In this paper we recall the history of Jubilee debt cancellations, emphasizing what their social purpose was at that time. We note that it would not be possible to copy that procedure exactly nowadays, primarily because most debt/credit relationships are intermediated via financial institutions, such as banks, insurance companies, etc., rather than by governments or wealthy families directly.

DISCUSSION ON MONETARY POLICY

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:45..
Central Banking: Past, Present and Future Financial crisis of 2008-2009 and unconventional measures of monetary policy following it raised a number of questions related to the role and functions a Central bank should play in an economy. How will the set of monetary policy tools changes? Which factors will influence monetary policy most in the future? What are the challenges Central banks should get ready to? These and other factors will be discussed by the roundtable participants.   Programme 16:00 – 16:50

EVGENII VLADIMIROV: BEST GRADUATION THESIS IN ECONOMICS IN RUSSIA

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:53..
EUSP graduate Evgenii Vladimirov's final thesis won the first prize at the Competition for Young Economists 2017 for the best graduation thesis in economics organized by the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy among graduates of economics schools and departments at higher educational institutions in Russia. More than 300 young economists who defended their theses in 2017 participated in the contest.

ALEKSEI MINABUTDINOV – CANDIDATE OF SCIENCES

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:25..
EUSP Economics Department graduate Aleksei Minabutdinov has successfully defended his dissertation at Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences on May 15, 2017. The dissertation was titled: "Limiting curves for a class of self-similar adic systems". We congratulate Aleksei on being awarded the degree of Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics.

Pulkovo Airport - Infrastructure Business Project

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:22..
On Monday, March 13, 2017 the EUSP hosted a talk delivered by Vladimir Yakushev, CEO of the "Northern Capital Gateway" (VVSS) consortium, which operates the Pulkovo airport. For the Russian aviation sector the consortium is an innovative project of public-private partnership. Yakushev spoke about the aims and objectives of the project, elaborating on its economic aspects in more detail.
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THE RUSSIA ECONOMIC REPORT №36

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 14:15..
Apurva Sanghi, the new World Bank’s Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, gave a talk at the European University at St. Petersburg, during which he presented the World Bank’s Russia Economic Report no. 36. The report consisted of three thematic sections: 1) the latest trends in economic development; 2) predictions concerning the development of Russia’s economy; and 3) the impact of fiscal policy on the allocation of income during times of economic expansion and recession.