The negative consequences of the deep Belarusian currency crisis of 2011
As of today, a majority of the negative consequences of the deep Belarusian currency crisis of 2011 seem to have been realized. Hence, the Belarusian economy is now ‘purified’ from main macroeconomic distortions and has a chance for sustainable long-term growth. Nevertheless, there are signals that some nominal and real inertia may generate new shocks for the national economy. From this view, the money market is of great concern, while interest rates signal maintained high inflation expectations. High and unstable expectations may entrap monetary policy and generate new shocks for the Belarusian economy. In this policy brief, the author deals with a visualization of inflation expectations and argue for the necessity of a new nominal anchor in order to stabilize expectations for future periods.
The program of European-Russian cooperation Erasmus Mundus Aurora invites applications for the grants of academic internships in 2014. This program is implemented by the consortium of Russian and European Universities providing an opportunity of academic trips at any level (students, PhD students, postdocs, researchers, scientific and administrative staff of the universities). The grants are provided to the European citizens for the travel to Russia, to Russian citizens for the travel to Europe.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is inviting applications for the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Programme 2014-2015. The Programme offers advanced courses in political science, international relations and a range of applied disciplines in comprehensive security and conflict prevention and resolution with a focus on Central Asia. Applicants of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan can apply for this Masters scholarship. Funding covers airfare, monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, child allowance and single parent support.
The Mental Health Initiative — part of the Open Society Public Health Program—provides grants to projects that stimulate the reform of national health, social welfare, education, and employment policies. The initiative also provides technical assistance and training in substantive areas to its grantees. The Mental Health Initiative provides funding to nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, or to organizations based in other countries that focus their activities in this region.
The Eighth International Conference on Game Theory and Management is a three day conference. Participants will have an opportunity to attend the presentations on a wide range of game-theoretic models, both theory and management applications.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Game theory and management applications
Cooperative games and applications
Dynamic games and applications
Evolutionary games and applications
Stochastic games and applications
Game theory applications in fields such as: strategic management, industrial organization, marketing, etc.
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to join its Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), a University-wide research institution that seeks to generate, disseminate and promote the application of knowledge for the development of mountainous regions and their societies.
Knowledge of issues relevant to mountain societies
Knowledge of the greater Central Asia region
Working knowledge of Russian and/or a Central Asian language.
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