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Announcement: Open Research Seminar on the impact of fiscal policy on GDP and inflation in Ukraine

Announcement: Open Research Seminar on the impact of fiscal policy on GDP and inflation in Ukraine

On 27 September 2018, a traditional open research seminar will take place in the National Bank of Ukraine. The NBU researcher Artem Vdovychenko will present his research on "How Does Fiscal Policy Affect GDP and Inflation In Ukraine?"

In his paper, Artem Vdovychenko applies the Blanchard-Perotti approach to estimate the impact of fiscal policy on GDP and inflation in Ukraine. The results show that fiscal multipliers in Ukraine in absolute values are higher for budget expenditures than for taxes. Moreover, both budget expenditures and taxes have a positive impact on inflation.

Artem Vdovychenko is a researcher of the NBU’s research unit at the Department of Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis. He holds PhD from the National University of The State Tax Service of Ukraine. His research interests cover a wide range of topics in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, and application of non-linear time series models.

The seminar’s working language will be English.

Seminar venue: room 206, 9, Instytutska St., Kyiv. The venue can be accessed via the central entrance.

The seminar starts at 2 p.m. Registration of participants will take place from 1.45 p.m. to 1.55 p.m. To be admitted into the NBU, which is a restricted access facility, you must show your ID.

In order to participate in the seminar, please submit an application stating your forename, surname, place of employment, and contact details (telephone, e-mail) to research@bank.gov.ua. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on 26 September 2018. Given the limited number of available seats, the NBU reserves the right to accept or reject applications. Each participant will receive an email saying whether their application has been accepted or rejected.

The NBU invites researchers to present findings of their studies on issues related to the NBU’s activities and the operation of the financial system at the NBU’s research seminars. Email your proposals (stating a desired seminar date, presentation materials, an executive summary and/or draft contributions) to the NBU Research Division of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department (email: research@bank.gov.ua).

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