Free Chinese Lunch!

Leiden, a.d. Kal. Feb. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., No, this is not an advertisement, this is about trade politics. The EU decided to increase import tariffs on Chinese steel with 9.2% to 13%, as a result of pressure from the European steel industry, which demanded protection from Chinese dumping practices. Dumping occurs when a producer sells products in a foreign... Continue Reading →

Russia’s Inner “Моногород” Time Bombs and the Need for Industrial Reform

London, a.d. VI Id. Sep. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., One of the most recognizable legacies of the Soviet Union within Russia are the numerous single-industry cities (монопрофильные города or моногорода). During the 2009 economic crisis in Russia, these monotowns were included in the political agenda as a potential source of social unrest. Given Russia’s current economic challenges,... Continue Reading →

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