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E&BSS: Corruption and management practices. Firm-level evidence - Daphne Athanasouli (UCL SSEES)

We argue that corruption can decrease aggregate productivity by deteriorating firm management practices.  More...

Starts: Mar 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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E&BSS: The urban-rural divide in educational outcome: Evidence from Russia - Chiara Amini (London Metropolitan University, UK)

This paper analyses the differences in educational achievement between urban and rural Russian secondary school students using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM

E&BSS: Assessing the Impact of the Maternity Capital Policy in Russia - Fabian Slonimczyk (ICEF)

Publication date: Oct 4, 2013 3:25:18 PM

Start: Oct 8, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: Room 347, SEES, 16 Taviton Street

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With declining population and fertility rates below replacement levels, Russia is currently facing a demographic crisis. Starting in 2007, the federal government has pursued an ambitious pro-natalist policy. Women who give birth to at least two children are entitled to ‘maternity capital’ assistance. In this paper we estimate a model of fertility and labour force participation in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy

Fabian Slonimczyk is Assistant Professor at the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) and Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies. His research interests include labour economics, economics of transition/economic development and applied econometrics. He extensively publishes in academic journals and his recent publications include papers in Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and others.

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