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Angell Revisited

Angell Revisited

One hundred years ago the outbreak of World War I marked the end of the liberal era. The policies of free trade, peace by disarmament, and liberal constitutionalism seemed to have failed. One of the earliest victims of the war was a theory...

 

Regulating Multilateral Interchange Fees

Regulating Multilateral Interchange Fees

Photo: Svetilnik In a policy analysis “Regulacija medbančnih provizij za kartične plačilne transakcije” Svetilnik evaluated how the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Multilateral Interchange Fees (MIFs)...

 

Impact of the Situation in the East of Ukraine on Business Activity

Impact of the Situation in the East of Ukraine on Business Activity

The survey showed that 42.3% of managers reported no change when comparing the financial situation of their company now and a year ago, 8% indicated that the situation improved, 40.7% of respondents answered that the situation has worsened,...

 

Russia’s Punitive Trade Policy Measures towards Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

Russia’s Punitive Trade Policy Measures towards Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

Photo: Wikimedia Commons While EU and US sanctions against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine, and Russia’s counter-sanctions, are much discussed due to their evident political significance, less attention has been given to Russia’s punitive...

 

Influence of Russian Trade Policy on Ukrainian Machine Building Sector

Influence of Russian Trade Policy on Ukrainian Machine Building Sector

Machine building sector in Ukraine is facing a difficult situation. Recent research showed that machine building is most heavily exposed to the Russian market in terms of the percentage of output exported to Russia. Apart from the fact that...

 

Macroeconomic Forecast Ukraine: Rough Times Ahead

Macroeconomic Forecast Ukraine: Rough Times Ahead

Photo: Wikimedia Commons GDP: The Institute revised downwards the forecast for 2014 and 2015 to take into account increasingly devastating effects of prolonged military conflict in Donbas. Real GDP is expected to decline by 7.6% in 2014 and...

 

Inside Post-Socialist Courts: The Determinants of Adjudicatory Outcomes in Slovenian Commercial Disputes

Inside Post-Socialist Courts: The Determinants of Adjudicatory Outcomes in Slovenian Commercial Disputes

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Well-functioning courts are the foundation of an effective legal order and central institutions of a market economy. Courts are the key not only to upholding property rights, but also to promoting large-scale commerce...

 

Roma and Social Benefits: Do Roma Citizens Represent a Problem for Slovak Public Finance?

Roma and Social Benefits: Do Roma Citizens Represent a Problem for Slovak Public Finance?

Several parts of Slovakia experience problematic coexistence of Roma people and majority population, without any successful solutions in sight1. As a result, there is growing dissatisfaction of majority living in the areas with Roma minorities,...

 

Reputation Matters: A Not-So-Typical June 2014 Bank Run in Bulgaria (A Public Choice Perspective)

Reputation Matters: A Not-So-Typical June 2014 Bank Run in Bulgaria (A Public Choice Perspective)

“Our clients are dear to us.” An ad by Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) on Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), July 7, 2014 “While credit growth remains low, the system is stable and liquid, with banks’ non-performing loans buffered...

 

The EU Will Survive

The EU Will Survive

Key findings: 1. The strengthening of extremism is an important signal, but the EU-committed “mainstream” remains strong. If the notion of the crisis becomes stronger within the EU, the prediction of “Europe will fall” can fulfill itself. 2....

 
 
 
 

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