Last publications

  • 03.08.2018

    Exporters and importers in Ukraine: Trade facilitation means transparency and clear rules

    A new annual survey of exporters and importers in Ukraine conducted by the IER shows that a customs reform that would bring more transparency and reduce bureaucracy is necessary.
    Category:  Articles
  • 20.07.2018

    The economic impact of FDI on Ukraine

    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strongly benefits Ukraine. Although only relatively few companies in Ukraine are fully or partly owned by foreign investors, these companies are on average much larger and productive than purely domestic companies and pay higher wages.
  • 13.06.2018

    Intellectual Property Rights in Ukraine: Sluggish Reforms

    Intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement when done right are one of the fundamental conditions for innovation and competition. Ukraine’s strategic documents list protection of IP rights among policy priority. However, the implementation of IP-related reforms remains slow. This was noticed by the Western partners of Ukraine, which are expecting radical changes in the field of IPR protection and enforcement.
    Category:  Articles
  • 02.05.2018

    The SOE governance reform is under a risk

    Overall, Ukraine had 3392 SOE with aggregated assets at UAH 1.6 trillion in September 2017 (for the comparison, there are 301 SOE in Poland and 371 SOE in Hungary). According to the data of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT), only 1611 SOE were in operation in the first nine months of 2017. 1051 SOE reported profits, while other were loss making. The MEDT assessed positively the management efficiency of only 22 out of 84 entities that manage SOE.
    Category:  Articles
  • 27.04.2018

    EU coverage in Ukrainian regional media: leading and lagging regions

    4 regions of Ukraine provide 45% of all news related to the European integration in Ukraine. On the other hand, whole areas of the north and central Ukraine are noticeably lagging behind.
    Category:  Articles
  • 22.03.2018

    After going through emergency gas shortage this winter, Ukraine should pursue higher energy independence

    The late February was marked by the victory celebration at the Ukrainian gas market as Ukrainian Naftogaz won the case on gas transit against the Russian Gazprom at the Stockholm Arbitrage Court. Together with almost USD 2 bn that the Naftogaz owes the Gazprom in the gas case, the Naftogaz net win is USD 2.6 bn. However, already on March 1, 2018, Russia used the same tactic against Ukraine as it did in 2009, namely refusing to supply gas to Ukraine. What necessary steps Ukraine should take to protect itself from political gas emergencies?
    Category:  Articles
  • 16.03.2018

    The fiscal impact of Tax on Withdrawn Capital: Methodological explanations

    The German Advisory Group Ukraine in cooperation with the Institute for Economic Research Kiev (IER) and Otten Consulting, published a range of papers on the currently discussed, possible introduction of an Tax on Withdrawn Capital. Our estimates have been subject to discussion in the extensive debate led by various actors in Ukraine. We would like to clarify our recommendations
  • 27.02.2018

    Better access to the healthcare: is it possible in Ukraine?

    During many years, healthcare system remained one of the least reformed in Ukraine. Quality of healthcare was going down and the system was mired in corruption and unofficial payments. Ukrainians often complain about costs of healthcare services and medicines. As a result, the necessity of healthcare reform was clear, but there was no agreement on the best path forward.
    Category:  Articles
  • 31.01.2018

    Ukraine in 2017: Macroeconomic review

    In this article, the IER experts summed up the political and economic ups and downs of the year 2017 for Ukraine in following spheres: real sector, energy, transport, agriculture, external sector, fiscal policy, social policy, labour market, deregulation, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate and state debt.
    Category:  Articles
  • 29.11.2017

    Kyiv oblast: Annual Business Climate Assessmnet 2015/2016

    Ukrainian version only
    Category:  Comments
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