Sovereign Financing in Eurasia
Global lenders are focused on financing development projects in good times. In times of crisis, they switch to stabilisation loans and become ‘firefighters’. This is the role being increasingly played by development banks, data from 11 countries of the Eurasian region show.
Financial Statistics Guide: How to Measure Monetary Conditions
No one will argue that the financial sector affects the real one, but the number of answers to the question of how exactly it does so is almost the same as the number of economists. A problem arises in finding indicators that characterise this influence quite fully.
The Power of Bad News: How Mass Media Influences Inflation Expectations
Negative news in the media covering the overall economic situation may act as a meaningful predictor of the dynamics of Russians’ inflation expectations and their current inflation perceptions. These are most driven by news about the ruble exchange rate and economic crisis.
Russia’s Import Dependence
The reliance of Russian economic sectors on imports is relatively low and does not exceed the median for other countries, a study has found. However, 60% of Russia’s imports come from the countries that have announced sanctions against Russia.
Gravity Theory in Economics: Implications for Russia
Gravity exists not only in physics, but also in economics, and just like in physics, its laws are objective. It is far more important for small and medium-sized economies to maintain and develop economic ties with the largest economies than vice versa.
Ben Bernanke: The Right Man at the Right Time
As one of the three winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in economics, Ben Bernanke was awarded it for his research into the causes of the Great Depression. He learned and applied its lessons as chair of the US Federal Reserve when it had to combat the global financial crisis.