"Global context, local solutions: Belarus" - Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum in Minsk

On November 5, 2014, Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum was organized for the second time since its launch. This year the conference was dedicated to the private sector in Belarus and was titled "Global context, local solutions: Belarus" private sector potential”. CASE daughter organization, CASE Belarus, was one of its organizers. This year panelists, among whom were Minister of Economy Snopkov, Young Chul Kim, World Bank Country Manager for Belarus,Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director/Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investors Service, Pavlo Sheremeta, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, discussed the issues of economic reforms and modernization opportunities. read more » about "Global context, local solutions: Belarus" - Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum in Minsk

Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets - a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by CASE Fellow Marek Dabrowski

A new massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets is available for free on Coursera now. Everyone is welcome to participate for free and learn about key economic and political challenges related to transition from the centrally planned economy to market system, history of market reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and the contemporary role of emerging-market economies in the global economy. The course is run by CASE Fellow, Marek Dabrowski. read more » about Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets - a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by CASE Fellow Marek Dabrowski

Is Europe Overbanked?

This paper is after a difficult question: has banking grown too much in Europe? The difficultly of the question lies in the words “too much”, which require a normative answer. The authors took a stance on how much is “too much”, based on the needs of the real economy in Europe. They were not the first doctors that the European banking system has consulted in recent years. Their patient had just taken a potent medicine (the CRD IV package) and had prescriptions for more (BRRD, SSM, SRM, and possibly structural reform). read more » about Is Europe Overbanked?

Economic and Social Development of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

A new publication containing a selection of research results from the EU FP7 project Prospective Analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO), has been published this week. It covers a number of topics ranging from factors of economic growth, macroeconomic and fiscal stability, trade and investment, Euro-Mediterranean and intra-regional economic integration, private sector development and privatizations, infrastructure, tourism, agriculture, financial sector development, poverty and inequality, education, labor market and gender issues. read more » about Economic and Social Development of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

Macroeconomical-level Effects of Shale Gas Exploration

„Macroeconomic effects associated with shale gas are evaluated in purely optimistic terms today. In fact, in recent years a number of institutes have revised down their forecast in this area” – argued dr. Maciej Sobolewski, CASE expert, during the panel discussion:"Macroeconomical-level Effects of Shale Gas Exploration", held during the Polish Natural Gas 2020 conference. „Currently, CASE is also considering some more conservative scenarios for the development of the shale sector; in the most optimistic one the extraction will not exceed 5 billion m3 per annum in the second half of the next decade”. read more » about Macroeconomical-level Effects of Shale Gas Exploration

First meeting within CASE Graduate Workshops in Economics Series

Financial Geography and Law and Economics were the topics of a first meeting held within CASE PhD Workshops in Economics Series that took place on Saturday, October 25th. 11 promising doctoral candidates resending currently in Poland discussed with the workshop leader, Tom Hashimoto from University of Oxford, different ways in which “geography” can be understood in economic terms. read more » about First meeting within CASE Graduate Workshops in Economics Series

2012 Update Report to the Study to quantify and analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States

This report provides estimates of the VAT Gap for 26 EU Member States for 2012, as well as revised estimates for the period 2009-2011. It is a follow-up to the report “Study to quantify and analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States” , published in September 2013. This update incorporates the NACE Rev. 2 classification of economic activities into the calculation of the theoretical liability. The year 2012 saw overall unfavourable economic developments, as the GDP of the European Union shrank by 0.4 percent. These developments contributed to a slowdown of nominal final consumption and of other economic activities that form the basis of the Value Added Tax. read more » about 2012 Update Report to the Study to quantify and analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States

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Is there a cure for a long-term unemployment?
28.10.2014 | Izabela Styczyńska
***This piece was originally published in Polish on Forbes.pl

25 years after creation of the (un)famous ‘pośredniaki’ (job centers in Poland), it is worth considering their effectiveness – especially in the context of those who are at risk of job exclusion due to the long-term unemployment. read more >>

Hong Kong's Bloated Financial Regulators
20.11.2014 | Bryane Michael

This video focuses on the objectives of achieving financial market stability and proper market conduct would require a different approach to legislating and regulating in Hong Kong (and most other countries).

We recommend the latest publication Does Objectives-Based Financial Regulation Imply a Rethink of Legislatively Mandated Economic Regulation? The Case of Hong Kong and Twin Peaks Financial Regulation.

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