Monthly Archive: July 2014

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Planning for the post-Putin era 

By Stefan Siewert (Germany), Ph.D.  How the Ukrainian crisis might look like in five years? We look at performance and identify most-probable growth trajectories for the EU, Russia and the Ukraine, analyze drivers, the internal...

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A brief history of mortgages in Ukraine

By Sergii Meleshchuk (UC Berkeley). On Thursday, July 3, Verkhovna Rada accepted the bill onto conversion of foreign currency mortgages into hryvnyas (286 votes for). According to the law some individuals can convert the...

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Macroeconomic stimulus for Ukraine

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). After years of mismanagement and looting, Ukraine faces a number of economic challenges. The situation is so critical that weak economic performance in the next few years could undermine...

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MH17

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). I flew to Ukraine on July 16, 2014. It was a typical flight and travelers thought they could abstract from the war in the East of Ukraine. The next...