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Economists of BAS presented a joint project with Korea to create early warning systems for crises

An international online conference on the project for the establishment of early warning systems for crises under the Korean government’s Knowledge Sharing Program was held by the Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, together with the Ministry of Economy. The conference was opened by the director of the Institute Prof. Alexander Tassev and was attended by H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bulgaria Jung Jingyu, the Deputy Minister of Economy Lachezar Borisov, the Chairman of the NSI Sergey Tsvetarski, experts from the Ministries of Economy, Finance, and Labor and Social Policy, as well as representatives of the Bulgarian Development Bank and academia. […]

2020-07-27T14:22:55+03:00Thursday, 23 July 2020|Categories: Man and Society|

The report “Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-Being” from the WHO International HBSC Survey with data from 45 countries has been published

On 19 May 2020, the WHO Regional Office for Europe published the report "Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-being", presenting results from the international comparative survey "Health Behaviour in School-aged Children - HBSC", conducted in 2017/2018 in 45 countries in Europe and Canada. The survey has been conducted every four years since 1982 in a growing number of countries. In Bulgaria it is carried out by a team from the Institute for Population and Human Studies - BAS and the Health Psychology Research Center and is led by Assoc. Prof. Lidiya Vasileva, PhD, IPHS-BAS. You can learn more about the results of the survey in Bulgaria and about the international picture here. The two parts of the report "Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-Being" are [...]

2020-05-22T19:49:45+03:00Friday, 22 May 2020|Categories: Man and Society|

Stress and coping with it in conditions of spreading coronavirus infection – Part II

The Department of Psychology at the Institute for Population and Human Studies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPHS-BAS) implemented the second wave of research on stress responses and how to deal with it in conditions of spreading coronavirus infection in Bulgaria. The survey was conducted between 25 April and 2 May 2020 among a random sample of 868 persons surveyed. An additional focus of interest in the second wave is social change and the impact of social exclusion. The results show a slight decrease in the perceived risk of infection as well as a decrease in anxiety levels compared to the results of the previous study conducted in March. These results can be explained by the adaptation to the situation, the progressive information development of [...]

2020-05-05T12:57:09+03:00Monday, 4 May 2020|Categories: Man and Society|

Three scenarios for the macroeconomic consequences in Bulgaria of the fight against COVID-19

The economists of BAS have developed three scenarios for the macroeconomic consequences in Bulgaria of fighting COVID-19. What is unique about the current situation is that the underlying recession is based on the vulnerability of the human factor; Express analysis assesses the socio-economic consequences of combating COVID-19; An overview of the monetary and fiscal measures taken in the states - main trading partners of the country has been made; Three possible scenarios for the development of the Bulgarian economy by the end of the year are proposed; The measures taken by the government so far have been evaluated and some specific recommendations have been made. Three scenarios for the macroeconomic consequences in Bulgaria of the fight against COVID-19 are offered by the Economic Research Institute [...]

2020-04-15T20:08:13+03:00Tuesday, 14 April 2020|Categories: Man and Society|

Study of stress and coping with it in the conditions of spreading coronavirus infection

The Department of Psychology at the Institute for Population and Human Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPHS-BAS) presents the results of a study of stress responses and ways of dealing with it in the conditions of spreading coronavirus infection in Bulgaria. The survey started on 22 March, and the results presented are based on data collected from 1365 men and women of all ages over the period 22-28 March 2020. The data are indicative of what the experiencing of an unknown crisis event of unknown duration and consequences is, such as the occurrence and spread of COVID-19. The situation as well as the measures taken affects the mental well-being of each person. The results show people's ability to mobilize their full capacity to [...]

2020-04-03T21:30:42+03:00Sunday, 29 March 2020|Categories: Man and Society|

Partner of the Economic Research Institute of BAS is recognized as a leading think tank in the world

The Korean Development Center (KDI) which is a partner of the Economic Research Institute of BAS under 3 international projects has been recognized as a leading think tank in the world. This is indicated by the University of Pennsylvania ranking Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (TTCSP) on think tanks and civil societies in 2019 which involved a total of 8248 institutions. In the rankings not including the USA, KDI is ranked 6th, and with the USA – 19th in the world. […]

2020-02-18T17:13:04+02:00Wednesday, 12 February 2020|Categories: Man and Society|
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