EERC news
May 27, 2016
The 40th Anniversary Research Workshop was held in Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv May 21 - 22, 2016.
December 15, 2015
Your idea could be the next winner of the Global Development Awards Competition 2016. Every year, GDN awards up to $US 90,000 worth of grants to research proposals and innovative development projects as part of the Global Development Awards Competition. The deadline for submitting the proposals is 15 January, 2016.
December 02, 2015
Cеминар будет проводиться в КШЕ в Киеве 117-18 декабря 2015 года.
August 05, 2015
The unique KSE MBA program efficiently combines a comprehensive approach to a real-life case learning, analytical methods for decision-making and is specifically designed to educate a new generation of business leaders on how to make the most out of opportunities the global markets offer. KSE MBA combines high academic standards of top EU and US business schools with practical real-life cases from top employers of Ukraine which constitute an essential part of the program curriculum.
28th Research Workshop
List of participants
Group Project Status Researchers Project Title Project Description
10-146 C NP
Ostapenko Nikoloz
Jibladze Irakli
The Role of Consumption Function in Macroeconomic Policy Formation The goal of the research invisaged under this proposal is to research the consumption function as one of the key characterisitics of the economy and an instrument of macroeconomic policy.
10-145 C NP
Ageeva Svetlana
Suslov Nikita
Social diversity, institutions and economic development: what is the relation? We introduce a model based on Tullock's rent seeking framework describing behavior of distinguished groups of society which differ from each other by both their sizes and their degrees of "self-identification". Each group implements two types of activities: productive and rent-seeking. To provide empirical tests of the model we used the data on religious structure by 85 world countries which we believe to be a proper proxy of the cultural diversity of the societies applying both the simple regressons for the World Bank institutional indices and regressions' systems for institutional indices and per capita income.
10-144 B NP
Bushmakina Maria
Klementev Evgeny
Empirical Analysis of Determinants of Fertility Decisions Aim of investigation is empirical analysis of decisions on the birth of first child, second child, third child and following children as form of economical behavior household. Analysis is based on Becker's theory fertility behavior and concept: "people respond on incentives". We will employ RLMS data base for 1996-2008 years.
10-022 C NP
Sirchenko Andrey
A model for the policy interest rate setting I propose discrete-choice two-step model of policy rate. At first stage central bank decides whether to increase, leave unchanged, or decrease the rate. In case of no-change decision no further actions are taken. If bank decides to change the rate it has to choose by how much. This fine-tuning stage is modeled using two latent equations. The set of covariates used at three employed latent equations may be different. The model allows for three distinct decision-making processes generating zero observations as well as for different equations generating positive and negative changes. The model is applied to Polish monetary policy.
10-126 C NP
Aksen Ernest
Belyacky Ivan
Scenarios of Belarus' Macroeconomic Development Based on the Revelation and Quantitative Estimation of its Determinants The objective of this project is to determine and explore the determinants of development for Belarus' economy based on the estimation of the impact of the investment, tax, monetary and budget policies of this country's government on the macroeconomic indicators (GDP, inflation, domestic and foreign investments, net exports etc.), to investigate different hypothetical scenarios of the market activity, and to choose the rational ones among them. In our research we will analyze the different scenarios of the future economic policy with by means of the stochastic dynamic model (developed by us) and try to choose optimal scenarios of the economic development. The results of our research of the economic development determinants in Belarus can be of practical importance not only for this country but also for other transition economies.
10-116 B NP
Blam Inna
Life satisfaction and environmental quality in Russia This project analyses data drawn from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey in an attempt to explain differences in self-reported levels of life satisfaction in terms of environmental quality. Mindful of existing research a large number of other explanatory variables are included to control for socio-demographic differences and economic circumstances. Differences in local air and drinking water quality are measured both by individual perceptions and objective indicators of environmental pollution. The preliminary results suggest that even when controlling for a range of other factors higher local air drinking water pollution significantly diminish subjective well-being.
10-103 A NP
Shсherbak Andrey
The Impact of the "Oil Shock" on Income Growth in the post-Soviet States This project involves a comparative study of all post-Soviet states to test assumption about the impact of resource exports (especially oil), type of political regime, inequality on income growth rates. I am going put special emphasis on the oil shock of 2005-2008. The aim of my research is to demonstrate that resource-dependant countries of the former Soviet Union could show higher income growth rates if their rulers had been more addicted to democracy.
10-100 B NP
Prakhov Ilya
Analysis of institutional changes in admission procedures in Russian higher education (The Unified State Examination and Educational Strategies of Students) This project analyzes the impact of the Unified State Examination (USE) and institutional transformation of admission policy on incentives of school graduates concerning pre-entry strategies and college сhoice. The USE was introduced for the purpose of unification and standardization of the admission process and equality of chances to enter higher education for students from different backgrounds. The main idea of the project is to explain the process of students' adaptation towards new institution using both theoretic and empirical methods of institutional analysis. This point is crucial in estimation of the effects of state policy in higher education.
10-094 C NP
Miksjuk Alexei
Studying the Relation between the Monetary and the Exchange Rate Policy: the Case of Belarus In the project we aim to study the relation between the monetary policy and the exchange rate in Belarus. We are going to develop a small structural economic model tailored for that matter to estimate the effect of monetary policy and exchange rate on foreign reserves both through the current and the financial account of the balance of payments, as well as on real variables. Using these results we expect to estimate the monetary policy consistent with exchange rate target, as well as evaluate possible short-run response of monetary policy to shocks.
10-070 B NP
Shirokova Galina
Knatko Dmitry
Institutional Barriers to Separation of Ownership and Control and their Influence: The Case of Russian SME's This project's goal - studying how various institutional factors influence the separation of control and ownership in Russian SME's. Within project development we test hypotheses, according to which different institutional factors influence probability of owner's decision. As an empirical base various cases and data sample of 500 SME's from Saint Petersburg and Moscow are used.