Measuring market integration in fragile states – School of Economics Measuring market integration in fragile states – School of Economics

Measuring market integration in fragile states

A consistent problem in understanding the politics and economics of fragile states is the lack of good data. Yet micro-data on commodity prices and exchange rates in different markets are often available.

Movement and co-movement of prices in different parts of a country can measure the degree of market integration, as well as state capacity and institutional strength across territory during distressed and relatively stable times, thus providing a backdoor avenue for understanding events within otherwise opaque countries.

In this workshop, we present and discuss initial results in this project using data from Somalia and North Korea.

Speakers:

  • Dr Steven Oliver (Yale-NUS College)
  • A/Prof Bridget Coggins (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Dr. David Ubilava (School of Economics, University of Sydney)
  • A/Prof Andrey Vasnev (Sydney Business School)
  • A/Prof Sarah Phillips (Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)
  • A/Prof Justin Hastings (Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)

Date

Mar 22 2019
Expired!

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Seminar Room 210
Social Sciences Building (A02)

Organizer

David Ubilava
Email
david.ubilava@sydney.edu.au

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