Edgars EihmanisEuropean University Institute | EUI · Department of Political and Social Sciences
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What factors influence governments' social policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis in East-Central Europe? We attempt to answer this question by analysing the social policy responses to the pandemic across three distinct institutional varieties and welfare states: Estonia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Drawing on extensive analysis of qualitative and qua...
This article describes the new Tax Introduction Dataset (TID). Listing the year and the mode of the first permanent introduction of six major taxes (inheritance tax, personal income tax, corporate income tax, social security contributions, general sales tax and value added tax) in 220 countries, 1750–2018, TID is the most comprehensive dataset of i...
How did the European Union (EU) shape Latvia’s formal institutions and policy? How has this influence varied across policy domains and over time? Furthermore, how has it shaped domestic politics? The state-of-the-art literature offers only partial answers to these questions, falling short of providing a broader perspective on the effects of Europea...
European Party Politics in Times of Crisis - edited by Swen Hutter June 2019
The paper analyses Latvian economic policy during the period 2008–2014 when the country was simultaneously subject to three European Union (EU) economic governance frameworks – the European Semester, the Balance-of-Payments programme and the Maastricht convergence criteria (for euro adoption). Through in-depth process tracing based on public policy...
The HEALTHDOX project investigates the political causes and consequences of post-1989 European health reforms. The end of the Cold War was a turning point for many European health systems, with many post-socialist transition countries privatizing their state-run systems, and many Western and Southern European governments experimenting with new public management and other market-oriented health reforms. We are particularly interested in causally identifying the impact of these reforms on public attitudes.