Economists for Ukraine

Publications

No justice, no peace?

Peace treaties don’t always bring peace. Sometimes they only change the form of war. As the world anticipates hopefully an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and some observers suggest that peace may come at the cost of Ukrainian territory, it’s important to remember that the short-term joy that will almost certainly accompany peace could be merely a prelude to years or decades of carnage unless the peace is just and stable.

By Dan O’Flaherty

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Time to Save Higher Education in Ukraine is Running Out

As the new academic year approaches, government officials, faculty, administrators, and students are tackling the massive challenges of keeping education going in wartime. The survival of many Ukrainian universities is now at stake due to lack of funding, displaced staff and students, and destroyed infrastructure.

By Tatyana Derugina and Margaryta Klymak

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Strengthening Financial Sanctions against the Russian Federation

In this paper, we propose further financial sanctions to increase the cost to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, based on further targeting two key vulnerabilities. The first targets Russia’s reliance on the U.S. Dollar and Western currencies as a reserve currency to back the Ruble. The second vulnerability is the Russian economy’s dependence on the Western financial system for a range of services.
By The International Working Group on Russian Sanctions

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Statement on EU Sixth Sanctions Package

The West must maintain and step up the sanctions pressure on Russia in order to persuade the Kremlin that it must end its war against Ukraine. The working group applauds the EU’s decision to impose a 6th package of sanctions to sustain pressure on the Russian economy, reducing the regime’s ability to wage war in Ukraine.
By The International Working Group on Russian Sanctions

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