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    30 of September, 2017Research
    Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends

    Contents

    • Education and Life-Expectancy
    • The possible consequences of US protectionism on European economy
    • International trends
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    31 of August, 2017Research
    Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends

    Contents:

    • Results of the IEER Quarterly Business Climate Survey – July 2017
    • Donald Trump’s planned financial deregulation
    • International trends
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    9 of August, 2017Research
    Characteristics of the Russian economy July 2017

    In this brief analysis, the current Russian economic characteristics are demonstrated through macroeconomic indicators, and the Russian-Hungarian trade relations are also examined. The Russian economy had a crisis due to the decline of the oil prices and the sanctions against the country that started in 2014; at the end of 2016 a slow recovery could be observed. The economic performance is still highly dependent on the oil trade which means a risk for the country. Russia’s long-term growth potential regardless of the currently expected short-term boom is not significant, primarily because of the low and decreasing productivity.

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    7 of August, 2017Research
    Results of the IEER SME Outlook Survey July 2017

    The results of the latest IEER SME Outlook business climate survey reveal that the business confidence significantly increased compared to the previous quarter: the Business Climate Index rose from 18 to 24 points. Thus, the decreasing tendency that started in January 2017 has been broken.

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    2 of August, 2017Research
    Poverty of Hungarian seventh grade students and its effect on their further education plans

    This paper examines the level of poverty among Hungarian seventh grade students and its effect on their future education plans. The data is based on the answers to a self-administered questionnaire of more than 9000 students from a research conducted by the Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research (IEER) in 2015. We find that a large group of students are deprived of basic necessities and that poor children plan to finish their studies earlier than non-poor children. Using mixed-effects regression models controlling for other possible factors affecting further education plans we show that the negative effect of poverty is substantial.

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