nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2006‒09‒16
two papers chosen by
Anna Y. Borodina
Perm State University

  1. Explaining Russian Manufacturing Exports: Firm Characteristics and External Conditions By Donato De Rosa
  2. Tendencies and problems of economical insolvency (bankruptcy) institution development in Belarus: 1991-2005 By Aliaksei Smolski

  1. By: Donato De Rosa
    Abstract: This paper examines the exporting behaviour of Russian manufacturers by considering the effects of firm characteristics and external conditions. Two measures of export behaviour are considered: the decision to export and the share of exports to developed markets. I find that specific exporting experience is the main determinant of both export status and destination. Contrary to studies for other countries, firm features, with the exception of firm size, are irrelevant for export status, while labour productivity is important in determining the intensity of exports to developed markets. There is also evidence that spillover effects from agglomeration have an effect on exporting. At the same time, a lower degree of regulatory capture and a less corrupt judiciary matter for orientation towards more developed markets, while regional resource dependence does not hinder manufacturing exporting.
    Date: 2006
  2. By: Aliaksei Smolski (Vitebsk State Technological University)
    Abstract: The paper investigates becoming and development of bankruptcy institution in Republic of Belarus after USSR disintegration. It shows the approaches of government to regulation of bankruptcy at different stages of transitional economy development and its current state. The economical, legal and political problems of bankruptcy institution application in Belarus are reviewed.
    Keywords: transition economy, insolvency, bankruptcy
    JEL: E61 G33 K12 P21

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