Стерилизованные интервенции в форме аукционов валютного репо: VECM-анализ на российских данных
The study examines the foreign currency repo program launched by the Bank of Russia after financial sanctions were imposed on Russia in 2014. Russian 2014–2017 daily statistics were used to estimate three vector error correction models which revealed a statistically significant temporary effect of sterilized interventions in the form of foreign currency repos on the ruble exchange rate to the dollar. An impulse response of the exchange rate to the expansion in foreign-currency-denominated borrowings has the correct sign, reaches its maximum on the 9th business day and is found to be statistically significant within 7–14 business days after the auction date. The response of the exchange rate was found to be asymmetric: the winding down of the foreign currency repo program had no statistically significant effect on the exchange rate.
This paper investigates the change in the behavior of prices and volumes on the Russian electricity market, caused by changes in the electrical grid. The analysis is performed on two previously unconnected macro regions, which currently have a “fictional” interregional transmission line. We use a dataset with economic variables together with the flow frequency as a technical variable of the electrical grid and prove that the latter matters. Our estimates indicate that given the existence of the interregional link, prices in the regions converge to some extent and generation volumes in the regions are shaped by its regions' and the adjacent regions' load. In the future research, the whole electrical grid of Russia should be taken into account.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.