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Economics is a social science that is concerned with the study of choices made by individuals and societies. It consists of two core fields: Microeconomics that studies behavior and interaction of individuals and firms, and Macroeconomics that studies behavior of economy as a whole.

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  • Karimov, Shyngys (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This paper examines the determinants of firm exit in emerging economy of Kazakhstan. Using cross-sectional data of all legal entities in Kazakhstan, I show that mature firms (5- 10 years) are more likely to fail than ...
  • Yergabulova, Aigerim (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    Taxing meat consumption could be an important tool to mitigate negative effects of meat production on the environment (Wirsenius et al., 2011). Tax impact strongly depends on consumer preferences and household income. This ...
  • Nurgaliyeva, Akerke (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    Recently, fi nancial literacy has been an important issue to discuss all over the world. By increasing the financial literacy level of a nation, we can improve the welfare level of the country. Kazakhstan has not been ...
  • Issabekova, Dinara (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    The U.S. elderly labor force participation rates (LFPR) has been increasing during the last two decades. Using the Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) survey, this paper analyzes the e ects of subjective and various ...
  • Assylbek, Yerbolat (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    The study examines the evidence of the impact of the telecommunication infrastructure on economic growth. First, the paper investigates relationship between the mobile/land-line phones and the economic growth by using ...
  • Alpysbayeva, Dinara (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    Fluctuations in oil prices during the last decade have reignited the interest in the \Dutch Disease" hypothesis. The paper aims at identifying the presence of the Dutch Disease and at assessing the importance of choosing ...
  • Muratbek, Dana (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This paper examines the determinants of non-performing loans (NPLs) in Kazakhstan’s banking sector for aggregate volume of bad loans. In particular, it investigates the impact of macroeconomic and bank specific factors ...
  • Sarsenbayeva, Aigerim (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    The size of the informal economy in Kazakhstan declined from 42.6% in 1999 to 33.8% in 2015. The informal economy can make an important contribution to solving the problem of fiscal deficit without forgoing economic growth ...
  • Yelzhas, Kadyr (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This paper evaluates the impacts of a differentiated wage system on polyclinics performance in Kazakhstan. The government introduced this new system in order to improve health care provided by polyclinics. I use data for ...
  • Aouani, Zaier; Cornet, Bernard (Economic Theory, 2016-10-21)
    When financial investors’ portfolio holdings are unconstrained, financial economies are assumed, w.l.o.g., to have no redundant assets. Indeed, eliminating redundant assets allows to replace the initial financial structure ...
  • P. Damijan, Jože; Konings, Jozef; Polanec, Sašo (LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, 2012-05)
    This paper documents that a large fraction of trade flows at the firm level consists of simultaneous imports and exports in identical products, narrowly defined at the 8-digit product classification, which we call Pass-On ...
  • Amiti, Mary; Konings, Jozef (Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2005-06)
    This paper estimates the effects of trade liberalization on plant productivity. In contrast to previous studies, we distinguish between productivity gains arising from lower tariffs on final goods relative to those on ...
  • Konings, Jozef; Vanormelingen, Stijn (Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2009-09)
    This paper uses firm level panel data of firm provided training to estimate its impact on productivity and wages. To this end the strategy proposed by Ackerberg, Caves and Frazer (2006) for estimating production functions ...
  • Hutchinson, John; Konings, Jozef; Paul Walsh, Patrick (UCD GEARY INSTITUTE, 2009-08)
    We show that the stylized facts of the Firm Size Distribution (FSD) by age cohorts, as shown in Cabral and Mata (2003), bind within 4-digit manufacturing industries in the UK and Belgium. As in Klepper and Thompson (2006) ...
  • Abraham, Filip; Konings, Jozef; Vanormelingen, Stijn (LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, 2007-01)
    In recent years, Europe has witnessed an accelerated process of economic integration. Trade barriers were removed, the euro was introduced and ten new member states have joined the European Union. This paper analyzes how ...
  • Abraham, Filip; Goesaert, Tim; Konings, Jozef (Algemeen secretariaat – Steunpunt beleidsrelevant Onderzoek Fiscaliteit & Begroting, 2012-01)
    This paper analyzes the geographic dispersion of employment restructuring in multinational enterprises, where we distinguish between headquarters and geographically dispersed affili- ates. To this end, we use data of 255 ...
  • Van Cayseele, Patrick; Konings, Jozef; De Loecker, Jan (Center for Economic Studies, 2003-12)
    The ex ante merger control process that exists at the EC as well as in many of the constituting member states is a particular type of government intervention, namely one in the market for corporate control. As such, ...
  • De Loecker, Jan; Konings, Jozef (LICOS Centre for Transition Economics, 2003-12)
    In most transition countries the aggregate level evidence suggests that most industries are just destroying jobs, due to the legacy of communism where overmanning levels of employment were the norm. This paper sheds light ...
  • Amiti, Mary; Itskhoki, Oleg; Konings, Jozef (National bureau of economic research, 2012-12)
    Large exporters are simultaneously large importers. In this paper, we show that this pattern is key to understanding low aggregate exchange rate pass-through as well as the variation in pass-through across exporters. ...
  • Decramer, Stefaan; Fuss, Catherine; Konings, Jozef (European Central Bank, 2014-12)
    Policy-making institutions such as the European Commission, the ECB and the OECD often use unit labor costs as a measure of international competitiveness. The goal of this paper is to examine how well this measure is ...

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