The New Political Economy of Russia

The New Political Economy of Russia

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by Erik Bergl?f, Andrei Kunov, Julia Shvets, Ksenia Yuaeva
     
 

An analysis of the challenges facing Russia's economy ten years after the transition,based on recent research and data.See more details below

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An analysis of the challenges facing Russia's economy ten years after the transition,based on recent research and data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025423
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/13/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Erik Berglöf is Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies and Eastern European Economies at the Stockholm School of Economics and President of the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR).

Andrei Kunov is a doctoral candidate in political science and international political economy at Stanford University and Senior Economist at CEFIR.

Julia Shvets is a doctoral candidate in economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, and Senior Economist at CEFIR.

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Accounting for Growth9
2.1The Productivity Challenge17
2.2The Investment Challenge29
2.3The 2001 Survey on Reform Priorities38
3The Political Context of Economic Reform43
3.1Government Accountability during the Yeltsin Presidency45
3.2Government Accountability during the Putin Presidency56
4Structural and Institutional Reforms67
4.1Incentives and Failure of the Post-Soviet Judicial System69
4.2Regulation and Rent-Seeking Bureaucracy97
4.3Banking-Sector Failure and Reform106
4.4Social-Sector Reforms121
5International Accountability: The Prospect of Accession to the World Trade Organization135
5.1Costs and Benefits of WTO Accession135
5.2Russian Accession Strategy and WTO Accession as an External Anchor141
5.3Accompanying Policies142
6Conclusions145
Notes151
References155
Index163

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