Seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 10.30 am (unless indicated otherwise), at Rauhankatu 19. Visitors will be escorted from Rauhankatu 19 B (Kirjasto/Bibliotek) entrance to the seminar room.



Title / Topic

​31.1.2017 ​Xian Gu
(Central University of Finance and Economics in China)
How do creditor rights impact firm investments: Evidence from public debt market
​24.1.2017 ​Jarko Fidrmuc
(Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen)
Macroeconomic impact of Basel III: Evidence from a meta-analysis
​17.1.2017 ​Paul-Olivier Klein
(University of Strasbourg)
​Is bank profitability that good? Evidence on the link between bank profitability and growth
​Veronika Belousova
(Higher School of Economics)
​The determinants of banking profitability in Russia: Macroeconomic and institutional perspectives
​13.12.2016 ​Zongxin Qian
(Renmin University of China)
​Coping with two exchange rates of a single currency: the case of China
​29.11.2016 ​Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille University) ​Has China started its lost decade? An empirical investigation of China's premature slowdown
​15.11.2016 ​Roman Lysenko
(National Bank of Ukraine)
Nowcasting GDP growth using business survey data
​1.11.2016 ​Sergey Vlasov
(Central Bank of Russia)
Fiscal multipliers in Russia
​18.10.2016 ​K.C. Fung
(University of California)
The Chinese yuan, international trade and political economy
​4.10.2016 ​Ekaterina Borisova
(Higher School of Economics)
Elections, protest and trust in government: A natural experiment from Russia
​27.9.2016 ​Xiaoqing (Maggie) Fu
(University of Macau)
The quality and quantity of bank intermediation and economic growth: Evidence from Asia Pacific
​20.9.2016 ​Yin-Wong Cheung
(City University of Hong Kong)
Recent economic developments in China
​13.9.2016 ​Andrey Tkachenko
(Higher School of Economics)
​Does public procurement improve firms performance? Case of Russian manufacturing enterprises
​30.8.2016 ​Cui Ying
(Research Institute of the People's Bank of China)
Recent developments of capital account liberalization in China and some characteristics of cross-border capital flows
​25.8.2016 ​Yasushi Nakamura
(Yokohama National University)
Man shall not live by ‘imports’ alone: Endogenous economic growth in Russia
​16.8.2016 ​​Ilari Määttä
(ETH Zürich)
What Shapes Social Attitudes towards Corruption in China? Micro-level Evidence
​2.8.2016 ​William Pyle
(Middlebury College)
Land rights, industry and the post-socialist cityscape
​1.8.2016 ​Harry Wu
(Hitotsubashi University)
Accounting for the Industry Origin of China’s Growth and Productivity Performance, 1980–2012
​27.6.2016 ​​​David Tarr
(World Bank)
Putting Services and Foreign Direct Investment with Endogenous Productivity Effects in Computable General Equilibrium Models
14.6.2016 ​Lingxiang Li
(State University of New York)
Risk and earnings quality: Evidence from bank enforcement actions
​7.6.2016 ​Ilya Voskoboynikov
(Higher School of Economics)
Accounting for Russia’s growth in 1961-2012
​31.5.2016 ​Jarko Fidrmuc
(Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen)
Russian Oligarchs and Economic Inequality in Russian Regions: A Quantitative Assessment
​24.5.2016 ​Kari Heimonen
(University of Jyväskylä)
​Foreign Exchange Exposure – No Returns, only risk
​17.5.2016 ​Michael Funke
(Hamburg University)
Greece’s Three-Act Tragedy: A Simple Model of Grexit vs. Staying Afloat inside the Single Currency Area
​10.5.2016 ​Min Zhu
(University of Helsinki)
Firm-level Response to Anti-dumping Duties: Evidence from China
​3.5.2016 ​Vladimir Sokolov
(Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Emerging from the Shadows: Entrance to the WTO and Change in the Composition of the Declared Imports
​26.4.2016 ​Denis Davydov
(University of Vaasa)
Does state ownership of banks matter? Russian evidence from the financial crisis
​29.3.2016 ​​Ivan Lyubimov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Moscow) Weak institutions and the race between education and technology
​22.3.2016 ​Qing He (School of Finance & China Financial Policy Research Center, Renmin University of China) Bureaucrats as CEO Successors
​15.3.2016 ​Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov
(Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting, Moscow)
Conditional forecasting with BVAR model for Russia: the role of oil prices, sanctions, and monetary policy
​8.3.2016 ​Mikhail Mamonov
(Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting, Moscow)
Unbelievable balance sheets: Is it possible to estimate the size and real effects of hidden negative capital in banking?
​16.2.2016 ​Oleksandr Faryna
(National Bank of Ukraine) 
Spillovers of External Shocks Transmission to Prices in Ukraine and Russia
​2.2.2016 ​Paul McNelis Quantitative Easing with Crisis Abroad, Fiscal Adjustment at Home
​27.1.2016 ​Wing Thye Woo
(University of California, Davis)
What lies behind the growth slowdown in China?
​19.1.2016 ​Bruno Merlevede (University of Ghent) State Ownership in Europe and its Externalities
​12.1.2016 ​Oleg Buklemishev (MGU, Moscow)
​Introduction and first experiences of integrated financial regulation (mega-regulator) in Russia
​8.1.2016 ​Sanna Kurronen ​Natural Resources and Capital Structure
​15.12.2015 ​Heli Simola ​Exchange rate pass-through in CIS countries
​8.12.2015 ​Andrei Yushkov (Leontief Centre, SPb) Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth: Evidence from Russian Regions
​2.12.2015 ​Bing Xu
(University Carlos III of Madrid)
Do banks extract informational rents through collateral?
​24.11.2015 ​Heikki Oksanen ​An update: should China peg the renminbi to a trade-weighted basket?
​17.11.2015 Anastasia Luzgina (BEROC, Minsk) Monetary relations of partner countries in the conditions of economic integration (case of Belarus)
​10.11.2015 ​Zhitao LIN (HUST & HKCU) ​China's Onshore-Offshore CNH-CNY Disparity and A-H Share Price Disparity - Causal Relationships and Determinants
​27.10.2015 ​Maria Semenova (HSE, Moscow) Market Discipline in Russian Regions: In Local Authorities We Trust?
​27.10.2015 ​​Laurent Weill ​Is it worth issuing bond in China? Evidence from stock markets
​20.10.2015 ​Koen Schoors ​Banking and Politics: the rise of Putin
​13.10.2015 ​Ilya Voskoboynikov (HSE) Productivity, structural change and informality: the case of Russia
​6.10.2015 ​Hüseyin Şen Testing the Validity of Triple Deficits Hypothesis for the Post-Communist Countries
​29.9.2015 ​Steven Rosefielde Russia's New Sanctions Reslient Economy
​22.9.2015 ​​Bruno Merlevede (University of Ghent) Borders and Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment - Evidence from Eastern Europe
​15.9.2015 ​Andrei Yakovlev (HSE Moscow) Changes in business climate in Russia in 2012-2014 and attitudes towards the national leader
​25.8.2015 ​Jo van Biesebroeck (KU Leuven) Productivity, Exporting and Financial Constraints of Chinese SMEs
​18.8.2015 ​​Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin) The impact of economic sanctions and oil prices on the Ruble and Hryvnia
​11.8.2015 ​Yun ZHU (The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University) Political influence and financial flexibility: Evicende from China
​21.7.2015 ​Yang Yao (Peking University) ​Anti-corruption Drive and Growth in China
​2.7.2015 ​Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University) How Persistent Is Social Capital?
​1.7.2015 ​Irena Mikolajun (Tinbergen Institute and Erasmus School of Economics) ​Advanced economy inflation: the role of global factors
​9.6.2015 ​Joseph Fan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Bureacrats as Managers – Evidence from China
​3.6.2015 ​​Zhiming Chen ​Are Chinese Workers Compensated for Occupational Risk?
​2.6.2015 ​Partha Sen (Delhi School of Economics) India's Growth and the Macroeconomic Constraints
​27.5.2015 ​Simo Leppänen (Aalto) ​​The Impact of Climate Change on Government Expenditures: Evidence from Russia
​26.5.2015 ​Michael Funke ​Monetary policy transmission in China: A DSGE model with parallel shadow banking and interest rate control
​5.5.2015 ​Vladimir Sokolov (HSE, Moscow)
& Laura Solanko
Regional Political Influence and Firm Performance
​28.4.2015 ​Eric Girardin ​The monetary policy rule in China: from inflation-accommodating to anti-inflation policy
​21.4.2015 ​Mikhail Mamonov (CMASF RAS and HSE, Moscow) & Andrei Vernikov (HSE, Moscow) Bank ownership and cost efficiency in Russia
​14.4.2015 ​Israel Marques (Columbia NY and HSE Moscow) ​Firms and Social Policy in the Post-Communist Block: Evidence from Russia
​31.3.2015 ​Mariarosaria Comunale (Bank of Lithuania) Long-run determinants and misalignments of the Real Effective Exchange Rates in the EU and CEECs
​18.3.2015 Mikhail Stolbov (MGIMO-University) ​Causality between credit depth and economic growth: evidence from 24 OECD countries
​17.3.2015 ​​Zuzana Fungáčová, Riikka Nuutilainen & Laurent Weill (BOFIT) Reserve requirements and the bank lending channel in China
​24.2.2015 ​Christian Hattendorff (Freie Universität Berlin) Export concentration and financial development in Russia
​10.2.2015 ​Sergiy Nikolaychuk (National Bank of Ukraine) Determinants of bank lending and business cycle fluctuations in Ukraine: a SVAR approach with sign restrictions
​3.2.2015 ​Alexander Libman (German Institute for International and Security Affairs SWP) Anti-Western conspiracy thinking and expectations of collusion: Evidence from Russia and China
​27.1.2015 ​Heiner Mikosch (KOF Swiss Economic Institute) Real-time forecasting with a MIDAS VAR
​16.12.2014 ​Heiner Mikosch (KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Switzerland) Forecasting Chinese GDP growth with mixed frequency data: Which indicators to look at?
​15.12.2014 ​Helena Schweiger (EBRD) The EBRD Transition Report 2014: Innovation in Transition
​2.12.2014 ​Jyri Kinnunen (Lappeenranta University of Technology) The pricing of idiosyncratic risk: Industry-level evidence from Russia
​18.11.2014 ​Nader Virk (Hanken School of Economics) Big fish in a netted pond: Foreign institutional investors' holding in Chinese A-share markets
​11.12.2014 ​Sergey Mitsek (Liberal Arts University, Yekaterinburg, Russia) Econometric model of macroeconomic dynamics in Russian Federation
​4.11.2014 ​Yuming Cui (Waseda University, Japan) Is China still competitive? Comparison of ULCs between China and ASEAN countries
​28.10.2014 ​Laurent Weill (Université de Strasbourg) Does the type of debt matter? Stock market perception in Europe
​24.10.2014 ​Andrei Yakovlev (HSE, Moscow) ​Incentives in public administration – Why Russia has not achieved what USSR did till the late 1960's or China has been doing since 1980's?
​22.10.2014 ​Anatoly Peresetsky (HSE, Moscow) Autocorrelation in the global stochastic trend: Does it help to forecast returns?
​21.10.2014 ​Liping Lu (VU University, Amsterdam) The role of lending banks in forced CEO turnovers: Evidence from Chinese listed firms
​14.10.2014 ​Stephan Barisitz (OeNB) and Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) Ukraine: Struggling banking sector amid heightened political and economic uncertainty
​7.10.2014 ​Chunyang Wang (HSBC Business School, Peking University) Local finance and local growth: Macro and micro evidence from China
​30.9.2014 ​Vladimir Gimpelson (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) The Russian labour market: Performance and institutions
​25.9.2014 ​Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University) Macroeconomic consequences of the real-financial nexus: Spillovers between China and the U.S
23.9.2014​ Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT)​ Meta-analysis of China's business cycle correlation​
22.9.2014​ Joshua Aizenman (University of Southern California)​​ Real estate valuation in the open economy: Lessons from the past, questions for the future
​17.9.2014 ​Yin-Wong Cheung (Hong Kong City University) The role of offshore financial centers in renminbi internationalization
16.9.2014​ Yanrui Wu (The University of Western Australia)​​ Local government debt and economic growth in China​
9.9.2014​ Ville Kaitila (ETLA)​ GDP growth in Russia: Different capital series and the terms of trade
4.9.2014​ Nauro Campos (Brunel University)​​ On the non-economic benefits of economic integration: Synthetic counterfactual evidence from regional data from the 1995 Scandinavian enlargement of the European Union
2.9.2014​ Simone Giansante (University of Bath & Reserve Bank of India)​​ Systemically important financial institutions in BRIC countries
26.8.2014​ Chun-Yu Ho (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)​​ Capital market distortion and political connection: Evidence from loan transactions​
19.8.2014​ Mingming Zhou (College of Business and Administration, University of Colorado)​​ How do state and family ownership affect internal capital markets? Evidence from Chinese business groups
13.8.2014​ Steven Ongena (University of Zurich)​​ In lands of foreign currency credit, bank lending channels run through? The effects of monetary policy at home and abroad on the currency denomination of the supply of credit​
31.7.2014​ Simone Giansante (University of Bath & Reserve Bank of India)​​ The structure and stability of the Indian financial sector: An overview
30.7.2014​ Chunxia Jiang (Middlesex University Business School)​​ Total factor productivity and China's miraculous growth: An empirical analysis
17.7.2014​ Yao Lei (People's Bank of China)​​ Internet finance in China
18.6.2014​ Alexey Porshakov (Central Bank of Russia)​ Nowcasting and short-term forecasting of Russian GDP
27.5.2014​ Koen Schoors (Ghent University)​​ Deposit insurance, moral hazard and increased bank risk-taking​
13.5.2014​ Alexey Ponomarenko (Central Bank of Russia)​ A large Bayesian VAR model for Russia​
6.5.2014​ Konstantins Benkovskis (​Latvijas Banka)​ Made in China: How much does it affect measures of competitiveness?​
30.4.2014​ Sinikka Parviainen (Aalto University)​ Experts' perceptions versus firms' experiences of corruption and foreign direct investment
29.4.2014​ Eric Girardin (AMSE) and Harry Wu (IER, Hitotsubashi)​ Dating China's growth cycles subject to mismeasurement biases
23.4.2014​ Anastasiya Shamshur (CERGE-EI)​ Corporate efficiency in Europe
15.4.2014​ Yelena Kalyuzhnova (Henley Business School)​​ Kazakhstan: The best oil magnate in the CIS?
25.3.2014​ Natalia Akindinova and Nikolay Kondrashov (Higher School of Economics, Russia)

Anna Petronevich (Higher School of Economics, Russia)​​
Macroeconomic model and calculation of fiscal multipliers for Russia​

Discovering the signs of Dutch disease in Russia
18.3.2014​ Jason Zhao (University of Maryland)​​ China’s financial system and its effects on macroeconomic stability, firm growth and investments
12.2.2014​ Paul McNelis (Fordham University, USA)​​ TARGET balances and macroeconomic adjustment to sudden stops in the euro area​
11.2.2014​ Marco Sanfilippo (European University Institute)​ Investing abroad from the bottom of the productivity ladder – BRICS multinationals in Europe
4.2.2014​ Qing He (School of Finance, Renmin University of China)​​ Market reaction to lending by non-financial firms: Evidence from entrusted loans in China​
28.1.2014​ Denis Davydov (PhD student in University of Vaasa, Dept of Accounting and Finance)​​ Debt structure and corporate performance in Emerging Markets
14.1.2014​ Christophe J. Godlewski
(University of Haute Alsace & EM Strasbourg Business School, LaRGE Research Center​)
Does the renegotiation of financial contracts matter for firm value?  Empirical evidence from Europe​
18.12.2013​ Jonathan Lehne (EBRD)​ The EBRD Transition Report 2013: Stuck in Transition?
12.12.2013​ Nauro Campos (Brunel University, UK)​​ Economic growth and political integration: Synthetic counterfactuals evidence from Europe
11.12.2013​ Paul Wachtel (New York University)​ Pro-cyclical capital regulation and lending​
10.12.2013​ Wing Thye Woo (University of California)​​ The future of RMB as an international currency and Shanghai as an international financial center: Is China dreaming?
9.12.2013​ BOFIT Kiina-ryhmä​ BOFIT Kiina-tietoisku 2013: Kiina ja uudistusten aika
19.11.2013​ Vikas Kakkar (City University of Hong Kong)​​ RMB misalignment: A productivity perspective
12.11.2013​ Christopher Hartwell (Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo)​​ Institutions, resource rents, and cleanliness: The institutional basis of efficiency in resource-rich countries
8.11.2013​ Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University, UK)​​ Unemployment, growth and speed of transition in China​
29.10.2013​ Laurent Weill (Strasbourg University)​​ How bribery shapes bank debt: Firm-level evidence
22.10.2013​ Yashushi Nakamura (Yokohama National University, Japan)​​ The levels of productivity in China and Soviet Union compared​
15.10.2013​ Marek Dabrowski (CASE)​​ Impacts of and policy responses to the global financial crisis (2008-2009) on CEE countries
8.10.2013​ Peng Wang (Hanken School of Economics)​​ Big fish in a big pond: direct foreign institutional investment in Chinese A-share markets
1.10.2013​ Jie Zheng (Netspar)​​ Export credit insurance and trade promotion​
25.9.2013​ Maria Semenova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)​ Market discipline and interbank market: The case of Russia​​
24.9.2013​ Alexey Porshakov (Central Bank of Russia)​ BEER and its fundamentals: The case of Russia​
17.9.2013​ Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University)​​ Two hot issues on China in the 2000s: Downward bias of the official growth statistics and value added trade with the US
3.9.2013​ Shang-Jin Wei​ (Columbia University, NBER, CEPR, USA)​ Trade reforms and current account imbalances: When does the general equilibrium effect overturn a partial equilibrium intuition?​
20.8.2013​ Rima Turk Ariss (Lebanese American University, Lebanon​​)​​ Foreign banks during financial crises​
13.8.2013​ Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg)​​ Do capital requirements affect bank efficiency? Evidence from China​
2.7.2013​ Eugenia Nazrullaeva (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)​​ Technological progress and fixed capital investment in Russia’s manufacturing industries in 2003–2011: firm level analysis
19.6.2013​ Jian Guang Shen (Mizuho Securities Asia)​​ China's painful adjustment to avoid the middle income trap
18.6.2013​ Zenu Sharma (Long Island University, NY, USA)​​ BRICS – Laws, governance and the institutional environment
11.6.2013​ Carsten Holz (Stanford University, USA / HK University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)​ Wage Determination in China​
4.6.2013​ Yifan Zhang (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)​​ FDI and the diffusion of culture: Evidence from gender inequality in China​
28.5.2013​ Karolin Kirschenmann (Aalto University)​​ Microfinance banks and household access to finance​
27.5.2013​ Natalya Volchkova (New Economic School, CEFIR, Moscow)​​ Export costs of visa restrictions: evidence from Russia
14.5.2013​ Konstantins Benkovskis (Latvijas Banka)​ What Drives the Market Share Changes? Price versus Non-Price Factors
13.5.2013​ BOFIT Venäjä-ryhmä​ BOFIT Venäjä-tietoisku: ​Venäjän kasvu vaatii muutakin kuin energiaa
7.5.2013​ Markus Eller (OeNB), Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen) and Zuzana Fungáčová​ (BOFIT)​ Fiscal Policy and Regional Output Volatility: Evidence from Russia​
30.4.2013​ Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong)​ Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on Exports: An Analysis of Indian Non-Financial Sector Firms​
18.4.2013​ Yandong Jia (People’s Bank of China)​​ Change in the financial system and marcoprudential policy practices in China
16.4.2013​ Rajeev Goel (Illinois State University)​​ Whistleblower Laws and Exposed Corruption: Evidence from American States​
9.4.2013​ Kefei You (London Metropolitan University)​​ A Twelve-area Model for the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Nominal Exchange Rate​
26.3.2012​ Richard Connolly (University of Birmingham)​ Finance, investment, and patterns of economic development in emerging economies
5.3.2013​ Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT), Laura Solanko (BOFIT) and Laurent Weill (EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg)​ Does bank competition influence the bank lending channel in the Eurozone?
26.2.2013​ Eric Girardin (Aix Marseille School of Economics)​ Dealing with dollarization in ASEAN: Issues and challenges​
12.2.2013​ Koen Schoors (Bofit research fellow, Universiteit Gent)​​ A “de Soto Effect” in Industry? Evidence from the Russian Federation
22.1.2013​ Linlin Niu (Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen, Fujian)​ A Tale of Three Currencies: US and Hong Kong's Yield Curves under RMB Appreciation Pressure
15.1.2013​ Marek Dabrowski (CASE)​ Monetary policy regimes in the CIS countries​
18.12.2012​ Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen​) Sources of productivity growth in the new EU Member states and in Russia
11.12.2012​ Leonid Polishchuk (HSE, Moscow)​ Institutions and the allocation of talent
13.11.2012​ Marek Dabrowski (CASE, Warsaw)​ What can Arab countries learn from post-communist transition?​
6.11.2012​ Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen)​ Sectoral origins of Russian growth: old statistics, new findings
30.10.2012​ Anna Kochanova (CERGE-EI)​ The impact of bribery on firm performance: evidence from Central and Eastern Europe​
at 10.30​
Michael Funke (Hamburg University)​ A DSGE-based assessment of nonlinear loan-to-Value policies: Evidence from Hong Kong​
16.10.2012​ Qiyue Xiong (Wuhan​ University) Bank characteristics, capital regulation and the transmission of bank lending channel - evidence from China’s banking industry
9.10.2012​ Juha Tervala (University of Helsinki)​ China, the Dollar Peg and U.S. Monetary Policy​
2.10.2012​ Yulia Vymyatnina ( European University St. Petersburg​) Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – economic interdependence and resource curse influence​
25.9.2012​ ​Steven Ongena (Tilburg, CEPR) Macroprudential Policy, Countercyclical Bank Capital Buffers and Credit Supply:
Evidence from the Spanish Dynamic Provisioning Experiments
at 11.30​
Mikael Mattlin (Finnish Institute of International Affairs)​ The domestic policy debate on opening up China’s capital account​
Wednesday at 10.30
Xiaoqing (Maggie) Fu, (University of Macau​) Bank Competition and Financial Fragility in Asia​
- Presentation
4.9.2012​ Liping Lu (Tilburg University​) Informal or Formal Financing? Or Both? First Evidence on the Co-Funding of Chinese Firms
28.8.2012​ Anatoly Peresetsky (Russian Academy of Science) and, Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) Emerging stock markets: Global trends  and regional correlations
21.8.2012​ Laurent Weill (Université de Strasbourg​) Why Do Large Firms Go For an Islamic Loan
14.8.​2012 Julia Wörz (OeNB​) Non-Price Competitiveness of Exports from Emerging Countries
- Presentation
12.6.2012​ Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT), Rima Turk Ariss (Lebanese American University) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg)​ Does Excessive Liquidity Creation Trigger Bank Failures?
at 13.00​
Sherrill Shaffer (University of Wyoming)​ Assessing Competition with the Panzar-Rosse Model: The Role of Scale, Costs, and Equilibrium​
15.5.2012​ Karolin Kirschenmann (Aalto)​ Funding vs. real economy shock: The impact of the 2007-2009 crisis on small firms’ credit availability​
29.5.2012​ BOFIT Venäjä-ryhmä​ BOFIT Venäjä-tietoisku: Venäjän talouden uusi aika
at 9.30​​
José R. Sánchez-Fung (Kingston University, London) Examining the role of monetary aggregates in China​
at 10.30​​
Wing Thye Woo (UC Davis)​ Sorting Out the Competing Solutions to U.S. Economic Malaise: Quantitative Easing, Reducing the Size of the State, and Confronting Globalization​​
24.4.2012​ Pierre L. Siklos (Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University & Viessmann European Research Centre and BOFIT)​ No Coupling, No Decoupling, Only Mutual Inter-Dependence: Business Cycles in Emerging vs. Mature Economies​
- Presentation
10.4.2012 Jesús Crespo Cuaresma (WU, WIC, IIASA, WIFO) and Martin Feldkircher (OeNB) Drivers of output loss during the 2008-09 crisis: A focus on emerging Europe
- Presentation
13.3.2012​ Vladimir Sokolov (HSE, Moskova)​ Corporate bailouts: the role of costly external finance and operating performance​​
28.2.2012​ Pierre Pessarossi (University of Strasbourg)​ Does CEO turnover matter in China: Evidence from the stock market​
14.2.2012​ Irina Andrievskaya (University of Verona)​ Measuring systemic liquidity risk in the Russian banking system
31.1.2012​ Sanna Kurronen (BOFIT)​ Financial Sector and Economic Diversification in Resource-Rich Economies​
20.12.2011​ Sergei Vlasov (Central Bank of Russia) Assessing the fiscal stabilization and fiscal sustainability aspects of the Russian public finance​
at 14.00​
Alexander Plekhanov (EBRD)​ Region-specific constraints to doing business: evidence from Russia
13.12.2011​ Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) and Petr Jakubík (ECB)​

Bank stress tests as an information device for emerging markets: the case of Russia
- Presentation (PDF)

29.11.2011​ Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) and Maria Ritola ​ Forecasting economic developments in major emerging markets – Rational?​
at 10.30​
Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) and Rajeev K. Goel (Illinois State University and BOFIT)​ Determinants of Corruption Perceptions versus Corruption Incidence: Evidence from Russian Regions
at 14.00​
Jukka Pirttilä (University of Tampere and PT)​

Poverty and welfare measurement on the basis of Prospect Theory: an application to Russian data
- Prospect theory (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)

15.11.2011​ Aleksey Ponomarenko (Central Bank of Russia)​ Early warning indicators for asset price boom/bust cycles in emerging markets​
8.11.2011​ Rima Turk Ariss  (Lebanese American University and BOFIT) ​

Bank Loan Pricing under Oligopsonistic Oligopoly: Evidence from 126 Developing Countries
- Presentation (PDF)

at 13.30​
Evsey Gurvich (Economic Expert Group, Moscow​) In-Depth Diagnosis and Treatment for Russia's Pension System​
at 10.30​
Koen Schoors, Gent University and Bofit​ Finance and Growth: a Counter-Example from the Origins of Banking in Russia
1.11.2011​ Laurent Weill (Université de Strasbourg and BOFIT), Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT)  and Risto Herrala​ (BOFIT)

Bank ownership and credit supply during the financial crisis: evidence from Russia
- Presentation (PDF)​

25.10.2011​ Risto Herrala (BOFIT)​ Abstract: Credit availability in China: an empirical study of listed companies
- Presentation (PDF)​
20.9.2011​ Alexey Ponomarenko (Central Bank of Russia)​ Feedback to the ECB’s Monetary Analysis: The Bank of Russia’s Experience
(Co-authored with  Elena Vasilieva, Central Bank of Russia and Franziska Schobert, Deutsche Bundesbank)​
at 13.30​
Anatoly Peresetsky (HSE, Moscow) ​ What determines the behaviour of the Russian stock market
23.8.2011​ Laurent Weill (Université de Strasbourg and BOFIT)​​ Choice of Corporate Debt in China: The Role of State Ownership
(a joint paper with Pierre Pessarossi)​
at 10.30​
Mingming Zhou (University of Colorado and BOFIT)​ Deposit Insurance, Diversification, and Bank Performance: Evidence from Russia
(Co-authored with Allen Berger, Iftekhar Hasan and Iikka Korhonen)​
at 10.30​
Christophe J. Godlewski (University of Strasbourgh )​ Bank lending networks, experience, reputation, and borrowing costs
(Co-authored with  Bulat Sanditov and Thierry Burger-Helmchen)​​
at 14.00​
Prof Yuqing Xing (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo) ​ Processing Trade, Exchange Rates and China's Bilateral Trade Balances
An earlier version of the paper is available from RePEc
at 11.00​
Carsten Holtz (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and BOFIT)​ The unbalanced growth hypothesis and the role of the state: The case of China’s state-owned enterprises​
at 14.00 ​
Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) and Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT)​ Like China, the Chinese banking sector is in a class of its own​
10.5.2011​ Peter Sarlin (Åbo Akademi and BOFIT)​ Visualizing Systemic Risks and Predicting Systemic Financial Crises using Self-Organizing Maps
(a joint work with Tuomas Peltonen (ECB)​)
at 10:30​
Dr. Fuad Aleskerov (Higher School of Economics)​ Is it so bad that we cannot recognize black swans?
An earlier version of the paper is available from SSRN​
29.3.2011​ Shuo Huang (Brunel University and BOFIT)​ Unemployment, Growth and Transition in China​
at 14:00​​
Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University and BOFIT)​ Whither China? Liberalization and Economic Integration among Chinese Regions​
4.3.2011​ Gabor Pula (European Central Bank)​ Is China climbing up the quality ladder? ​
1.3.2011​ Rajeev K. Goel (Illinois State University and BOFIT)​ Financial Settlement Modes and Corruption: Evidence from Developed Nations​
at 15:00​
Sylvia Schwaag Serger (Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA)​ From copy cat to innovation nation? Science, technology and innovation in China​
8.2.2011 Linlin Niu (Xiamen University and BOFIT)​ Forecasting Inflation in China with Bayesian Model Averaging​
1.2.2011​ Elena Fedorova (Lappeenranta University of Technology)​ Financial risk transfer in emerging Eastern European stock markets: A sectoral perspective​
25.1.2011​ Eric Girardin (Université de la Mediterranée and BOFIT)​ China's monetary policy communication: money markets not only listen, they also understand​
4.1.2011​ Petr Jakubík (European Central Bank)​ Household response to economic crisis​

at 10.30

Maria Semenova (Higher School of Economics and BOFIT) To save or to borrow? What determines the financial strategies of Russian households
at 10.30
Yulia Vymyatnina (European University at St. Petersburg and BOFIT) Simulation of Russian Dutch Disease Spread
30.11.2010 Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) A Tale of Contemporary China – GDP Growth vs. Factor Analysis
(Joint with Jenni Pääkkönen, Government Institute for Economic Research)
23.11.2010 Laura Solanko (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs and BOFIT) How to Succeed a 1000 TWh Reform? – Reforming Russia’s Power Markets
19.10.2010 Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics and BOFIT) State-business relations in Russia in the 2000s: From the capture to a variety of exchange models?
5.10.2010 Leonid Polishchuk (IRIS Center at Maryland University) A Normal Country? Economic Payoff to Social Capital in Russia
14.9.2010 Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics and BOFIT) Reform of public procurement system in Russia in 2005-2006: Key ideas and main results
24.8.2010 Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg and BOFIT) Foreign bank lending and information asymmetries in China (Joint with Pierre Pessarossi and Christophe Godlewski)
at 10:30
Mingming Zhou (University of Colorado and BOFIT) Political Connections and Going Public: Do Institutions Matter? (Joint with Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Xian Sun)
at 14:00
Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) Stock market reaction to debt financing arrangements in Russia (Joint with Christophe J. Godlewski and Laurent Weill)
at 10:30
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University and BOFIT) Examining “Russian Disease”: Dual Impacts of Oil Prices on Russia´s Growth and Structure
1.6.2010 Michael Funke (Hamburg University and BOFIT) Off-the-Record Target Zones: Theory with an Application to Hong Kong’s Currency Board (Joint with Yu-Fu Chen and Nicole Glanemann)
at 10:30
Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg and BOFIT) Bank Capital, Liquidity Creation and Deposit Insurance (Joint with Mingming Zhou)
11.5.2010 Markus Eller (Oesterreichische Nationalbank and BOFIT) What do Russians think about transition?
(Joint with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya and Irina Denisova)
4.5.2010 Asel Isakova (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Currency Substitution in the Economies of Central Asia: How Much Does It Cost?
Wednesday at 9:30
Veronika Belousova (State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow and BOFIT) Does Geographic Expansion Improve Branch Bank Efficiency? The Case of Russia
Monday at 13:30
Rajeev K. Goel (Illinois State University and BOFIT) Economic Growth in BRIC countries
Friday at 10:30
Maria Semenova (State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Market Discipline and Russian Market for Personal Deposits: Ask-a-depositor Methodology
at 14:00
Tania De Renzis (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and BOFIT) Performance Pricing Provisions in Bank Loans in Transition Economies
Linlin Niu (Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics and BOFIT) An Affine Term Structure Model with Auxiliary Stochastic Volatility-Covolatility
26.1.2010 Eric Girardin (University Aix-Marseille 2 and BOFIT) An Asian Currency Unit Bloc in East Asia

at 15:00

Alexander Popov (ECB) Cross-border banking and the international transmission of financial distress
8.12.2009 Ralph de Haas (EBRD) The Crisis as a Wake-Up Call. Do Banks increase Screening and Monitoring during a Financial Crisis?
at 14:00
Alexey Ponomarenko (Bank of Russia) and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) Wealth effects and money demand in Russia
3.11.2009 Jan Hanousek (CERGE-EI) and Pavel Dvořák (EBRD) Paying for banking services: What determines the fees?
at 14:00
Vladimir Sokolov (Higher School of Economics and BOFIT) The impact of exchange rate policy on the domestic interest rates and sovereign CDS spread dynamics: Lessons from the Russian experience
at 14:00
Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT), Laura Solanko (BOFIT) and Laurent Weill (Universite de Strasbourg) Market power in the Russian banking industry
29.9.2009 Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) and Jarko Fidrmuc (University of Munich) The impact of the global financial crisis on business cycles in Asian emerging economies
at 13:00
José R. Sanchez-Fung (Kingston University, London) and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) China's monetary policy and the exchange rate
at 14:00
Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University) Civil society, institutional change and the politics of reform: The great transition
at 13:00
José R. Sanchez-Fung (Kingston University, London) and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) China's monetary policy and the exchange rate
at 13:00
Andrei Vernikov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Do we see a transition from market to plan in the Russian banking?
25.8.2009 Vladimir Miklashevsky (BOFIT) Oil price and its impact on stock returns: Evidence from developed and developing markets
at 14:00
Rajeev Goel (Illinois State University and BOFIT) Decentralization of the Size and Scope of Local Governments and Corruption
9.6.2009 William Pyle (Middlebury College and BOFIT) Industrial land: Russia's forgotten factor
at 10:30
Michael Funke (Hamburg University and BOFIT) Economic growth across Chinese provinces: In search of innovation-driven gains
12.5.2009 Christophe J. Godlewski (University of Strasbourg and BOFIT), Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) The stock market response to debt financing announcements in Russia
21.4.2009 Christophe J. Godlewski (University of Strasbourg and BOFIT) Duration of syndication process and syndicate organization

José R. Sánchez-Fung (Kingston University, London, and BOFIT)and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT)

Assessing McCallum and Taylor rules in a cross-section of emerging markets
24.3.2009 Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) How market power influences bank failures: Evidence from Russia
17.2.2009 José R. Sánchez-Fung (Kingston University, London and BOFIT) The day-to-day interbank market, volatility, and central bank intervention in a developing economy
20.1.2009 Iikka Korhonen and Maria Ritola (BOFIT) Renminbi misaligned? Results from metaregression
at 14:00
Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT), Christophe J. Godlewski (University of Strasbourg) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) Asymmetric information and loan spreads in Russia: Evidence from syndicated loans
at 14:00
Anatoly Peresetsky (NES and CEMI RAN, Moscow) Banks' technical efficiency: Russia and Kazakhstan. Comparison of banking systems.
at 14:00
Jin Feng (Fudan University and BOFIT) Public pension and household saving: Evidence from China
9.12.2008 Chun-Yu Ho (Georgia Institute of Technology and BOFIT) Switching cost and deposit demand in China
2.12.2008 Aaron Mehrotra and Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) Real exchange rate and oil: Case of energy producers
18.11.2008 Chun-Yu Ho(Georgia Institute of Technology and BOFIT) Market structure, welfare and banking reform in China
4.11.2008 Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT) Determinants of bank interest margins in Russia: Does bank ownership matter?
(Co-authored with Tigran Poghosyan)
Carsten Holz (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) What We Know Today About China's Economic Growth Tomorrow?
(The presentation will be partly based on the forthcoming book (MIT Press) "Measuring Chinese Productivity Growth, 1952-2005.")
3.10.2008 K.C. Fung (University of California - Santa Cruz and BOFIT) Measuring the vertical specialization of Chinese trade
1.10.2008 Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics) State-business relations and improvement of corporate governance in Russia in 2001-2004
30.9.2008 Simo Leppänen (Helsinki School of Economics), Mikael Linden (Joensuu University) and Laura Solanko (BOFIT) Production uncertainty and enterprises' social responsibility in post-Soviet economy
16.9.2008 Michael Funke (University of Hamburg and BOFIT) China's new labour contract law: No harm to employment?
10.9.2008 Juuso Kaaresvirta (BOFIT) and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) Business surveys and inflation forecasting in China
at 9:30
Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT) Is there a lending channel in China?
at 11:00
Iftekhar Hasan (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and BoF) and Mingming Zhou (University of Alaska - Fairbanks and BOFIT) Focus-diversification and risk-return tradeoffs in banking: Evidence from Russia
15.8.2008 Rajeev K. Goel (Illinois State University) and Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) Cross-country natural resource endowments and corruption
12.8.2008 Laurent Weill (Universite Robert Schuman and BOFIT) How corruption affects bank lending in Russia
5.8.2008 Xie Ru (Goethe University Frankfurt and BOFIT) Foreign bank entry in China: Has corporate governance of banks improved?
24.7.2008 Xie Ru (Goethe University Frankfurt) Competition, Capital Regulation and Bank Risk Taking
at 14:00
Laurent Weill (Universite Robert Schuman and BOFIT) Does collateral help mitigate adverse selection ? A cross-country analysis
Anatoly Peresetsky (NES) Market discipline and deposit insurance
17.6.2008 Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT) Credit channel in China
Elena Fedorova and Mika Vaihekoski (Lappeenranta University of Technology) Global and local sources of risk in Eastern European emerging stock markets
3.6.2008 Laurent Weill (Universite Robert Schuman and BOFIT) Is corruption an efficient grease? A cross-country aggregate analysis
at 14:00
Lubos Komarek and Jan Babecky (both Czech National Bank and BOFIT) National and Sectoral Integration of Chinese and Russian Stock Market with World Markets
27.5.2008 Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT) China in the world economy: Dynamic correlation analysis of business cycles
6.5.2008 Sheraz Ahmed (Hanken and BOFIT) Corporate ownership, country characteristics and informativeness of earnings in transitional Europe
11.3.2008 Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT) and Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT)

McCallum rule and Chinese monetary policy

Sheraz Ahmed (Hanken and BOFIT)

Corporate ownership, country characteristics and informativeness of earnings in transitional Europe

4.3.2008 Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT) and Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

Risk taking by Russian banks

5.2.2008 Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)

Money can't buy me growth: Making change happen in post-communist countries?

15.1.2008 Chen Zhao (China Center for Economic Studies and Fudan University) Can Chinese high growth be sustainable? A perspective from inequality-growth relationship
at 14:00
Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT) and
José R. Sánchez-Fung (Kingston University, London)
Forecasting inflation in China
at 14:00
Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT) Has Chinese economy become more sensitive for interest rates? - Studying credit demand in China
18.12.2007 Rajeev K. Goel (Illinois State University) Causes of corruption

Svetlana Ledyaeva (University of Joensuu) and
Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT)

Trade linkages and macroeconomic effects of oil price
6.11.2007 Javier Estrada
(IESE Business School)
Discount rates in emerging markets: Four models and an application
24.10.2007 Zuzana Fungacova
Delisting in the Slovak and Czech Republic: Gradual versus big bang approach
23.10.2007 Steven Rosefielde
(University of North Carolina)
China and Russia: Comparative cases of authoritarian modernisation
9.10.2007 Vladimir Dydik
(The Institute of Economic Problems, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Formation of local self-government and administrative reform in Russia: aims and reality - case of Murmansk region

at 14:00

Mikael Mattlin (BOFIT)

The future of China's central-level SOE's: market-oriented businesses or commercial arms of the state?

at 13:00

Michael Funke (Hamburg University and BOFIT)

Volatility transmissions between renminbi and Asia-Pacific on-shore and off-shore U.S. dollar futures


Svetlana Ledyaeva (University of Joensuu)

Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Empirical evidence for Russian regions


Takao Kato (Colgate University)

Top executive rewards, firm performance, and corporate governance in China: Evidence from firms listed in the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges


Aaron Mehrotra (BOFIT)

Demand for money in transition: Evidence from China's disinflation


Alexei Goriaev (New Economic School)

Is Political Risk Company-Specific? The Market Side of the Yukos Affair
(co-written with Konstantin Sonin)


Katerina Kalcheva
(Ludwig Maximilian University and BOFIT)

Dutch Disease - does Russia have the symptoms?
(co-written with Nienke Oomes, IMF)


Jan Fidrmuc
(Brunel University)

Mind the Break! Accounting for Changing Patterns of Growth during Transition (Paper written with Ariane Tichit.)


Juuso Kaaresvita

Kiinan kokonaistuottavuuden kehitys 1979-2003


Konstantin Gluschenko
(Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and BOFIT)

Biases in cross-region comparisons through cross-time price indices: The case of Russia


Nauro Campos
(Brunel University)

Reform in Transition Reformed


Konstantin Gluschenko

Assessment of Feasible Degree of Product Market Integratio
(co-author Darya Kulighina)


Zhang Jun (Fudan University)

Fiscal spending, bank lending and regional disparity in China: Why has intergovernmental fiscal relationship not narrowed the regional gap?


Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

Growth and convergence across Russian regions: Preliminary results


Konstantin Gluschenko (The Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk and BOFIT)

Regional consumer markets in Russia: Integration and price dynamics


Alina Barnett (Warwick University)

The effects of the EU shocks on the newly acceded countries


Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University and Bank of Finland)

Identifying the shocks driving inflation in China: 1990-2004


Vladimir Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario and BOFIT)

Market and democracy: Does Russia become a 'normal country'?


Vladimir Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario and BOFIT)

People’s money: Russian experience with alternative payments in transition

at 14:00

Nannan Lundin (OECD) and Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT)

Innovation, foreign ownership and industrial development: Experiences of manufacturing in Shanghai


Sophie Claeys (Ghent University and BOFIT)

Regulatory design for the Central Bank of Russia


Stanislav Anatolyev (New Economic School and BOFIT)

Retrospection of the behavior of Russian stock returns during the last decade


Nannan Lundin (Örebro University and BOFIT)

S&T activities and firm performance: Microeconomic evidence from Shanghai

at 14:00

Koen Schoors (Ghent University)

How do Russian depositors discipline their banks?


Koen Schoors (Ghent University)

Reform, FDI and economic growth: Tale of the tortoise and the hare


Jouko Ylä-Liedenpohja

Cost of capital for cross-border investment: The fallacy of Estonia as a tax haven


Jiao Wang (London South Bank University and WIDER)

China’s FDI crowding in/out domestic investment, effects at regional level


Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT)

China's exchange rate regime; a short policy-oriented presentation on China's choice of exchange rate regime followed by discussion


Nannan Lundin (Örebro University and BOFIT)

R&D investment, foreign ownership and high-tech policy – in the search of links between microeconomic evidence and macroeconomic policy design


Balázs Égert (OeNB and BOFIT)

Exchange rate volatility and trade performance in transition economies


Sophie Claeys (Ghent University and BOFIT)

Regulatory design for the Central Bank of Russia


Stanislav Anatolyev (New Economic School and BOFIT)

Disruptions in developing financial markets


Balázs Égert (OeNB and BOFIT)

Foreign exchange interventions in emerging Europe: Should we give a damn?



Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

District heating and Russian industrial enterprises: Preliminary results


Balazs Egert (Austrian National Bank and BOFIT)

Equilibrium exchange rates in Central and Eastern Europe: A meta-regression analysis


Simon-Erik Ollus (BOFIT)

Roots of Russia's competitiveness
The presentation is partly based on the book Why they, why not we by Simon-Erik Ollus and Antti Helanterä


Marina Katseva (CEFIR)

Premium for degree in engineering: Estimation of returns to field-specific education in Russia

at 14:00

Emilia Jurzyk (K.U. Leuven and BOFIT)

Retail bank interest rate pass-through in the Central and Easter European Countries


Anatoly Peresetsky (Russian Academy of Science and BOFIT)

Models of the Russian bank rating


Tuuli Juurikkala (Helsinki School of Economics)

Social services in the compensation strategies of Russian firms


Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

Explaining heat and infrastructure production by large Russian industrual enterprises


Aaron Mehrotra (Bank of Finland)

Deflate-thy-Neighbour - Evidence from the exchange rate and interest rate channels in the deflation episodes of Japan, Hong Kong and China


Gang Ji (BOFIT)

Costs of large shareholders and cross-listing


Tuuli Juurikkala (Helsinki School of Economics)

To divest or not to divest? Social assets in Russian firms


Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT)

Meta-analysis of the business cycle correlation between the euro area and the CEECs: What do we know? And who cares?


Anatoly Peresetsky (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Default probability models of Russian banks


Professor Michael Funke (Hamburg University and BOFIT)

Undervaluation of the Chinese currency


Bernardina Algieri (University of Naples)

Trade specialisation patterns: The case of Russia


Dr. Nauro Campos (University of Newcastle and BOFIT)

Earnings, schooling and economic reform: Some new econometric evidence


Professor Steven Rosefielde (the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill)

Prodigal Superpower: An Update on Russia's Re-emerging Future (discusses the military-industrial foundations for Russia's military modernization plan)
Reference: Steven Rosefielde, Russia in the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press, in press, 2004.


Doctor Jukka Pirttilä (BOFIT) and Professor Pertti Haaparanta (Helsinki School of Economics)

Reforms and confidence


Professor Steven Rosefielde (the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill)

Pareto-Bergson-Arrow versus Putin: Russia's Mutually Exclusive Futures (Applying the Lessons of Sovietology to Russian Post-Communism)
Reference: Steven Rosefielde, Tea Leaves and Productivity.  Comparative Economic Studies, forthcoming 2004.


Tuomas Komulainen (BOFIT) and Johanna Lukkarila (Univ. of Helsinki and BOFIT)

Research proposal: Are financial crises similar? A comparison between countries, regions and time periods


Jin Li (MIT and BOFIT)

How soft the budget constraint should be: the role of subsidy in gradualist transition



Igor Vetlov (BOFIT)

The Baltics' EMU membership in the light of the OCA requirements


André Decoster (WIDER)

Microsimulation on Russia (exact title tba)


Leena Kerkelä (BOFIT)

Energy market reform in Russia


Ville Kaitila (ETLA)

An assesment of Russia's growth prospects in 2003-2010


Lubos Komarek (Czech National Bank)

The nominal and real macroeconomic convergence process of the Czech economy to EU/EMU countries: Management of exchange rate regime


Igor Vetlov (Bank of Lithuania and BOFIT)

The Baltics' EMU membership in the light of the OCA requirements: Research proposal on monetary transmission mechanism


Leena Kerkelä (VATT and BOFIT)

Energy market reform in Russia: Research proposal


Toni Riipinen (LTT-research ltd./Helsinki School of Economics)

Energy market liberalisation in the FSU: Simulations with the GTAP model


Jouko Rautava (BOFIT)

The role of oil prices and the real exchange in Russia's economy - a cointegration approach


Tilman Brück (DIW and WIDER)

Economic effects of war in Mozambique


Julius Horvath (Central European University and BOFIT)

Law of one price in Slovakia: What is the empirical evidence


Natalia Smirnova (University of Connecticut and BOFIT)

Job search behavior of Russian unemployed


Natalia Smirnova (University of Connecticut and BOFIT)

Job search in transitional Russia


Michael Funke (University of Hamburg and BOFIT)

Export variety and economic growth in East European transition economies


Marit Hinnosaar (Eesti Pank)

The impact of social protection system on unemployment in Estonia


Maiju Perälä (WIDER)

Explaining growth failures: An empirical investigation of natural resource type and growth


Eugene Nivorozhkin (Gothenburg University and BOFIT)

Capital structure in transition economies: Evidence from six countries


Toni Riipinen (LTT-research ltd./Helsinki School of Economics)

Liberalisation of energy markets and economic growth in Russia: Preliminary results from GTAP simulations


Jarko Fidrmuc (Oesterreichische Nationalbank and BOFIT)

Why tie the hands of Central and Eastern Europe?: Equilibrium exchange rates in selected CEECs


Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

Research proposal: Convergence and divergence across Russian regions


Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT)

Research proposal: Interest rate margins in transition countries


Tuuli Juurikkala (Helsinki School of Economics) and Pertti Haaparanta (HSE)

A model of Russian local public finance and social asset divestiture


Jevgeni Nivorozhkin (BOFIT)

The dynamics of capital structure in transition economies


Laura Solanko (BOFIT)

Why to favor large incumbents - a note on lobbying in transition


David Lehrer (BOFIT)

The politics of postcommunist financial sector reform: Prospectus for a comparative study



Abdur Chowdury (BOFIT)

Do terms of trade shocks affect private savings in a transition economy?


Karsten Staehr (Norges Bank and BOFIT)

Reforms and economic growth in transition: Sequencing, complementarity and speed


Tuomas Komulainen (BOFIT)
and Johanna Lukkarila (BOFIT)

What drives financial crises in emerging markets?


Karsten Staehr (Norges Bank and BOFIT)

Reforms and economic growth: Does more date give new insights?

at 10:15

Balázs Égert (University of Paris X and Bank of Estonia)

Nominal and real convergence in Estonia: The Balassa-Samuelson (dis)connection


Abdur Chowdury (BOFIT)

Private savings in a transition economy: Research proposal


Jian-Guang Shen (BOFIT)

Democracy and economic growth


Catriona Purfield (IMF)

Fiscal adjustment in transition: Evidence from the 1990s


Alexander Muravyev (BOFIT/RECEP)

Corporate bonds market in Russia: a new source of external finance?

at 10:15

Jerzy Konieczny (BOFIT)

Some benefits of reducing inflation in transition economies


Andreas Freytag (Bank of Estonia)

Exchange rate regime, institutions and inflation: Empirical evidence from CEE and Latin America

at 10:15

Alexander Muravyev (BOFIT/RECEP)

Federal state shareholdings in Russian companies: origin, forms and consequences for enterprise performance


Jerzy Konieczny

Search, arbitrage and learning: evidence from a natural experiment


Alexander Muravyev (RECEP/BOFIT)

Turnover and Succession of Senior Managers in Russian Privatised Firms


Juhani Laurila (BOFIT)

Transition in the FSU and in sub-Saharan Countries: The Role of Institutions


Tuuli Koivu (BOFIT)

Does financial sector development affect economic growth in transition countries?


Tsvetan Mantsev (BOFIT and DSK Bank)

Flight to quality in banking in pre-accession countries with currency boards


Antje Hildebrant (BOFIT and Humboldt University)

Not just another accession – Or, what is special about enlarging the European Union to the East: A comparison with Southern enlargement


Antje Hildebrant (BOFIT and Humboldt University)

Too Big to Fail? Interenterprise Arrears in Transition Economies


Antje Hildebrant (BOFIT and Humboldt University)

On the causes of soft budget constraints: Firm level evidence from Bulgaria and Romania


Pekka Lindroos (Ministry of Trade and Industry)

An industrial strategy for Lithuania: policies for future competitiveness in the EU - some research approaches


Marketta Järvinen (Ministry of Finance)

Exchange rate regimes and nominal convergence in Central and Eastern European countries


Vadim Sarajevs (BOFIT)

Model of currency substitution with banks


Jian-Guang Shen (BOFIT)

Optimal exchange rate system in China after accession to WTO: Some considerations


Tuomas Komulainen (BOFIT)

Contagion through financial linkages


Jouko Rautava (BOFIT)

The role of the oil price and the real exchange rate in Russia's economy


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