Исследовательские и прикладные семинары

KSE is launching weekly Research and Policy seminars to create an ongoing professional discussion of the newest economic research (including work in progress) and topical economic policy issues. At the seminars, presenting researchers and policy-makers will receive competent feedback on their research or policy initiatives, while listeners will have an opportunity to learn and develop new ideas.


Seminars will last for 1 hour 15 minutes. 


Research seminars will be held on Thursdays at 15.30 (occasionally day and time may change depending on the schedule of invited speakers). Research seminars invite professors, MA and PhD students to provide and get feedback on their latest research or work in progress. Seminars related to macroeconomic, monetary policy and the banking sector will be organized jointly with the National Bank of Ukraine.


If you are willing to present your paper at a seminar, please send the paper to Oleg Nivievskyi (onivievskyi@kse.org.ua) and Sergii Kiiashko (skiiashko@kse.org.ua) at least four weeks before the planned presentation indicating “KSE research seminars” in the letter subject. If your paper is approved for presentation, you will be informed about available time slots. 


At a research seminar, presentation will last for up to 50 minutes followed by 25 minutes of Q&A/discussion. Seminars will be routinely held in English although exceptions are possible.


Policy seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 17.00 (occasionally day and time may change depending on the schedule of invited speakers). Policy seminars invite policy-makers, representatives of NGOs, think tanks, business, experts and everyone interested in the development and implementation of economic and social policies. 


If you are willing to present a policy paper or to discuss a policy case - please contact Ilona Sologoub (isologub@kse.org.ua) and Taras Doroniuk (tdoroniuk@kse.org.ua) indicating “KSE policy seminars” in the letter subject and attaching your paper or describing a policy problem and/or proposed solution. You then will be contacted to discuss your suggestion.


Policy seminars will provide up to 30 minutes (up to 40 minutes with more than one speaker) for presentation followed by 35 to 45 minutes of Q&A and discussion.


Policy seminars are held mostly in Ukrainian - please check the schedule for exact information.


Policy seminar on the State Support in Agriculture. Oleg Nivievskyi

Wednesday, November 14th, 17.00


Today the development and implementation of State Support Programs in Agriculture is rather chaotic and is unlikely to help agro producers except probably for a small group of large and enterprises with political connections. Moreover, current support programs lack clear and well-justified goals, which prevents evaluation of effectiveness of spending on these programs, as well as an open professional discussion. Thus, today taxpayers’ money spent on agricultural subsidies are wasted. And even if we assume that development and implementation of current support programs is based on the best practice, empirical studies show that they have rather an adverse effect on long-term sustainable growth of Ukrainian agrosector. During the seminar, I will try to show how a state support of agro producers aimed at an increase of competitiveness of agrosector and development of rural areas should look like.



Guido Ascari, research seminar on Nov. 16, at 17.00

Dr. Ascari will present the paper


Controlling Inflation with switching monetary and fiscal policies: expectations, fiscal guidance and timid regime changes, with A. Florio and A. Gobbi, 2017

  

Abstract:

Inflation depends on both monetary and fiscal policies and on how agents believe that these policies will evolve in the future. Can monetary policy control inflation, when both monetary and fiscal policies are allowed to change over time? To analyse this problem, we study a model in which both monetary and fiscal policies may switch according to a Markov process. Controlling inflation entails a unique and Ricardian solution. We propose a natural generalisation of the original Leeper (1991) taxonomy, introducing the concepts of globally active (or passive) and globally switching policies to define the conditions that allow monetary policy to control inflation under Markov switching. First, monetary and fiscal policies need to be globally balanced to guarantee a unique equilibrium: globally active monetary policies need to be coupled with globally passive fiscal policies, and switching monetary policies with switching fiscal policies. Second, this distinction characterises the nature of the solutions: a globally AM/PF regime is Ricardian, while a globally switching regime features expectation and wealth effects. Third, the strength of policy deviations across regimes is key, insofar a globally active (or passive) policy allows only timid deviations. Finally, our framework can rationalise the impulse responses from a Bayesian VAR on U.S. data for the recent zero lower bound period as being due to “timidity” in fiscal actions that have been unable to spur inflation.  


Schedule of research seminars


Date

Time

Name of the paper

Presenter name and affiliation

Link to registration form

25-Oct-18

15.30-16.45

Tax Incentives and Agricultural Productivity Growth in Ukraine

Oleg Nivievskyi, PhD, KSE

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01-Nov-18

15.30-16.45

The system of statistics in Ukraine: from micro to macro level (Ukrainian)

Tetyana Tyshchuk, PhD, KSE, VoxUkraine

register

08-Nov-18

15.30-16.45

Regional distinctions in state regulation of religious communities in Ukraine (Ukrainian)

Регіональні особливості державного регулювання релігійних громад в Україні

Tymofiy Brik, PhD, KSE

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16-Nov-18

17.00-18.30

Controlling Inflation with switching monetary and fiscal policies: expectations, fiscal guidance and timid regime changes

Guido Ascari, PhD, Oxford University

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21-Nov-18

15.30-16.45

Government Debt Maturity Structure, Fiscal Policy, and Default

Sergii Kiiashko, PhD, KSE

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29-Nov-18

15.30-16.45

Effect of non-tariff measures on productivity and exports/imports

Volodymyr Vakhitov, PhD, KSE

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06-Dec-18

15.30-16.45

Employment of displaced and non-displaced households in Luhansk and Donetsk oblast of Ukraine in 2014-2016.

Hanna Vakhitova, PhD, KSE

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13-Dec-18

15.30-16.45

Is transition gap in self-rated health closing? Evidence from three group of transition countries

Maksym Obrizan, PhD, KSEregister

20-Dec-18

15.30-16.45

TBD

Anna Bilous, PhD



Schedule of policy seminars


Date

Time

Name of the paper

Presenter name and affiliation

Link to registration form

31-Oct-18

17.00-18.15

Effect of tobacco products placement on new smokers and distinctive features of tobacco goods marketing in temporary constructions (kiosks) in Kyiv City

Pavlo Iavorskiy, KSE

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09-Nov-18

10.00-11.15

Should the Ministries hire econometricians to learn whether what they have done works? (English)

Balasz Varabi, PhD, Budapest Institute

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14-Nov-18

17.00-18.15

Effectiveness of various agricultural support instruments

Oleg Nivievskyi, PhD, KSE

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21-Nov-18

17.00-18.15

(De)regulation policy in Ukraine: progress since 2014 and the road ahead

Dmytro Romanovych, MoEDT, Elena Besedina, PhD, KSE

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28-Nov-18

17.00-18.15

Financial vulnerability: the case of healthcare expenses

Natalia Shapoval, KSE

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05-Dec-18

17.00-18.15

Financial management in United Territorial Communities: the main problems and solutions

Angela Bochi, DOBREregister

12-Dec-18

17.00-18.15

An Evaluation Of Decentralization Impact On Transparency And Efficiency Of Public Expenditures

Artur Kovalchuk, Pavlo Iavorskiy, KSE

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19-Dec-18

17.00-18.15

Implementation of the Association Agreement: summary and perspectives

Veronika Movchan, IER

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