Economics & Business Seminar Series Events Publication
- E&BSS: Assessing the Impact of the Maternity Capital Policy in Russia - Fabian Slonimczyk (ICEF)
- E&BSS: Microfinance, poverty and education - Ralph De Haas (EBRD, London)
- E&BSS: Early School Exposure, Test Scores, and Noncognitive Outcomes - Thomas Cornelissen, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), UCL
- E&BSS: Are the Inflation Rates from the New EU Member States Ready for ECB Managing? - Juan Carlos Cuestas (University of Sheffield)
- E&BSS: ‘Black Spots’ in Capital Structure Studies: The Case of Non-Existing Debt - Eugene Nivorozhkin (UCL SSEES)
- E&BSS: The European Financial Crisis-What Next? - Yumei Ji (UCL SSEES)
- Special Event: ‘Stuck in Transition’? EBRD-SSEES Transition Report Launch 2013
- E&BSS: Foreign Languages and Trade - Dr Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)
- E&BSS: Planning peace. Development policies in postwar Europe and the birth of development economics - Michele Alacevich (Columbia University, USA)
- E&BSS: Financial integration in Europe: Has the model failed for the 'periphery economies’? - Max Watson (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
- E&BSS: Bank Lending and Firm Innovation: Evidence from Russia - Ralph De Haas (EBRD, UK)
- E&BSS: The urban-rural divide in educational outcome: Evidence from Russia - Chiara Amini (London Metropolitan University, UK)
- E&BSS: European perspectives of Ukraine: the end of multi-vector policy? - Igor Yegorov (Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
- E&BSS: Foreign-owned banks and dependent financialization in Eastern Europe - Daniela Gabor (Bristol Business School, UK)
- E&BSS: A Neo-Institutional Framework To Analyse Tax Evasion by Owners-Managers in the Transition Business Environment - Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston University; ESRC Enterprise Research Centre, UK)
- E&BSS: Corruption and management practices. Firm-level evidence - Daphne Athanasouli (UCL SSEES)
- E&BSS: The Joint Impact of Labour market Policies and Crises on Total and Youth Unemployment in Europe - Silvia Dal Bianco, London Metropolitan University, UK
We argue that corruption can decrease aggregate productivity by deteriorating firm management practices. More...
Starts: Mar 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM
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: Foreign Languages and Trade - Dr Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)
Publication date: Jan 7, 2014 11:34:55 AM
Jan 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 14, 2014 6:30:00 PM
Location: Room 347, 16 Taviton Street, UCL, London, WC1H 0BW
Cultural factors and especially common languages are well-known determinants of trade.
By contrast, the knowledge of foreign languages was not explored in the literature so far. We combine traditional gravity models with data on fluency in the main languages used in EU and candidate countries. We show that widespread knowledge of languages is an important determinant of foreign trade, with English playing an especially important role. The robustness of our results is confirmed when considering a natural experiment of trade between Eastern and Western Europe.
Jan Fidrmuc is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance, Brunel University. His research interests include political economy, economic development, institutional economics and labour/family economics. He has published his research in leading European and international peer-reviewed journals, including the European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Electoral Studies.
- For more details contact: Dr Svetlana Makarova