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Ukraine’s oligarchs are bad for democracy and economic reform

Ukraine’s late and incomplete economic reform created a class of super-wealthy oligarchs who now stand in the way of further liberalisation. The oligarchs’ oversized influence only deepens public distrust in a structurally weak political system. Nevertheless, Ukraine is making some attempts to uproot corruption and the next steps are clear.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 3, 2017
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Policy Contribution

Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda

This Policy Contribution analyses the Ukrainian economic, institutional and political reforms of 2014-17 in terms of their sustainability and completeness, and evaluates what remains to be done. Compared to previous attempts, the current reform round has proved more successful and some politically difficult decisions have been taken (for example, the elimination of gas subsidies), but it remains incomplete in many important areas

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 27, 2017
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External Publication

Currency crises in post-Soviet economies — a never ending story?

This paper offers an updated and comprehensive analysis of the currency crises in Russia and the former Soviet Union economies.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: October 18, 2016
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EU Association Agreement could help Ukraine to reform

Ukraine’s closer ties with the EU have been controversial. The Association Agreement is now facing a referendum in the Netherlands. But what exactly is in the agreement, and what could it mean in practice?

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: March 16, 2016
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Opinion

Helping Ukraine to reform Naftogaz’s gas transmission business

Reform of Ukraine’s gas sector is under threat. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development should step in.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: November 23, 2015
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The slow-reform trap

Ukraine is perhaps the most convincing example of a victim of slow reform. Since independence in 1991, it has missed several political windows of opportunity to comprehensively reform its economy and state institutions. Had these reforms been put in place, today Ukraine would be a different country. 

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 17, 2015
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Policy Contribution

The harsh reality of Ukraine’s fiscal arithmetic

In this Policy Contribution Marek Dabrowski argues that Ukraine must accelerate and better manage its reform process so as to overcome fundamental weaknesses in its economy and finances.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: June 11, 2015
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Time for redefining gas relations in EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle

Energy & Climate

Topic: Energy & Climate Date: December 11, 2014
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Policy Contribution

Rebalancing the EU-Russia-Ukraine gas relationship

The October 2014 agreement on gas supplies between Russia, Ukraine and the EU did not resolve the Ukraine-Russia conflict over gas. This policy contribution proposes the EU to actively engage in a redefinition of its gas relations with both Russia and Ukraine.

By: Agata Loskot-Strachota and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: December 11, 2014
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The cost of escalating sanctions on Russia over Ukraine and Crimea

Sanctions are not about showing the other how much damage can be inflicted on the sanctioned party, but about demonstrating how much pain can be tolerated by the sanctioner. If the EU wants to go all-out over Crimea, stopping gas imports from Russia would be a powerful signal with limited long-term consequences 

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Global Economics & Governance Date: November 11, 2014
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Policy Contribution

Ukraine: Can meaningful reform come out of conflict?

Ukraine urgently needs a complex programme of far-reaching economic and institutional reform, which will include both short-term fiscal and macroeconomic adjustment measures and medium- to long-term structural and institutional changes.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 31, 2014
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Opinion

Ukraine crisis shows global governance is in a mess

The crisis surrounding Ukraine shows that global governance is in a mess, but events there are merely a symptom of something larger.

By: Jim O‘Neill Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 23, 2014
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