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Sergiy Golovin

Former Research Assistant

Sergiy Golovin, a Ukrainian citizen, joined Bruegel in October 2013 as a Research Assistant. His works focused on the topics of Industrial Organization and Competition Policy. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. During his studies he also worked as a student research assistant and completed an internship at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. In his Master thesis Sergiy concentrated on the estimation of dynamic structural models of discrete choice and their application to the European car market.

Sergiy speaks fluent Ukrainian, Russian, English and German and has some knowledge of Spanish.

His research interests besides empirical Industrial Organization and Competition Policy include Growth Theory and application of Numerical Methods in economics.

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The economics of Uber

Uber, the innovative ridesharing service, has recently generated a lot of anger from the taxi industry because it enabled market entry for many private drivers. In this fight taxis are indeed disadvantaged by strict industry regulation and need for licenses. Dealing with this issue is a major task for regulators. Another challenge for regulators is to create efficient regulation that takes into account the features of “sharing” economy.

By: Sergiy Golovin Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 30, 2014
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Chart: The UK reaching pre-crisis GDP levels

Last week the UK Office for National Statistics announced that British GDP had reached its pre-crisis levels in the second quarter of 2014. However, in the context of long-term growth, the British performance is less impressive.

By: Sergiy Golovin and Elena Zaurino Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: August 8, 2014