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Online RA-seminar (Nov 27)

On Friday, November 27, research assistants Maria Paramei (Academic Supervisor - Viacheslav Yakubenko) and Mikhail Oshmakashvili (Academic Supervisor - Sergey G. Kokovin) will present their papers at our online research seminar.

Maria Paramei (Academic Supervisor - Viacheslav Yakubenko).  “Angels in the Dust: Education Outcomes of Orphans in Africa”

Do Africa's orphans attend school less than non-orphans? Does poverty equalize all children in terms of school enrollment? Do governments in Africa support orphans that they are finally better off than non-orphans? To answer these questions we analyze data from 60 Demographic and Health Surveys of 39 African countries between 2005-2018. The results show that orphans are significantly disadvantaged in terms of education: they are less likely to start education and have a lower length of education if they start it. Unlike existing studies we found no significant difference between effects on male and female orphans, between non-orphans with and without orphaned siblings. The paper provides evidence that orphans should receive support to avoid the education gap.

Mikhail Oshmakashvili (Academic Supervisor - Sergey G. Kokovin). «International trade model in stochastic industry”

In my paper I’m trying to develop an international trade model similar to Marc Melitz’s one but with stochastic fluctuations of productivity and (hence) an endogenous turnover. This stochastic process realized through changing of firm’s marginal costs with some probability at every period.(Asplund-Nocke approach).

Those who would like to join the seminar can email CMSSE manager Anna Kim (aakim@hse.ru) for the link.