Monthly Archive: May 2014

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Crimean Property in Limbo

By Kateryna Dronova (Berekely, CA). Two days before the historical Election Day in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that “Russia will respect the choice of Ukrainian people” and...

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Elections in Ukraine

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). Results from exit polls [1, 2] show that Petro Poroshenko is elected the President of Ukraine. At the same time, dismal performance of candidates affiliated with Viktor Yanukovych and...

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Inflation target for Ukraine

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). In a recent report, IMF recommends that Ukraine switches to inflation targeting where the target range is 3 to 5 percent per year. Is this a reasonable regime for...

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Growth of Ukraine’s Economy

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). The IMF’s Staff report predicts that Ukraine’s economy is likely to grow at approximately 4 percent per year in the medium run. While this rate is respectable by the...

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Federalization Problem: Russia vs. Ukraine

by Kateryna Dronova (Berkeley, CA). Shortly after Russia swallowed Crimea, its appetite grew even stronger: next day after March 16 Crimean referendum Russian Foreign Ministry called upon Ukrainian government to create a new constitution...