| 14.10.2020Digitalization of the payment services and retail trade as a stimulus for development of the banking sector
The paper analyzes electronic payment instruments and means of payments in the Republic of Belarus.
|Yaw Nyarko|Heitor Pelligrina| 30.06.2020Traders in the Food Distribution Chain: Estimating Trade Costs and Markups from Price Data
The paper proposes a new method, which allows us to estimate trade costs and markups separately using only price data. The method explores the idea that the markups along the distribution chain of a good are shaped by the same final demand, and, therefore, respond similarly to a reduction in the price of a good at the initial point of the chain.
| 07.05.2020New challenges and features of the financial sector functioning in the conditions of pandemic
The policy paper considers the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund and analyses the measures that central banks take to support and enhance the quality of financial institutions work with economic entities, including customers, that are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Aleh Mazol| 02.12.2019Institutions and Comparative Advantage in Services Trade
Recent studies have highlighted the role of human capital and good economic institutions in establishing comparative advantage in trade in complex institutions-intensive goods. We show that the effect of institutions on comparative advantage in services trade is quite different.
Aleksandr Vashchilko| 14.12.2017Trade War and EACU
This paper looks at the effects of the trade war that followed 2014 events in Ukraine on Eurasian Customs Union (EACU).
|Martin Gassebner| 14.11.2017Politicized Trade: What Drives Withdrawal of Trade Preferences?
We examine if a trade policy tool designed for fostering development is used strategically. We study this question using GSP country eligibility reviews regarding worker rights violations.