nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2010‒04‒24
two papers chosen by
Koen Schoors
Ghent University

  1. The Rise of Obesity in Transition Economies: Theory and Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey By Sonya K Huffman; Marian Rizov
  2. Crisis influence on the strategies of Russian MNC's By Laptev, Jury V.

  1. By: Sonya K Huffman; Marian Rizov
    Abstract: This study integrates theoretical and empirical models to facilitate understanding of human obesity and the factors contributing to rising obesity in Russia during the transition from a planned to a market economy. Recent individual level data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for 1994 and 2004 show that diet/caloric intake, smoking, gender and education are important determinants of obesity in Russia. Empirical results strongly support our model for production of health and demand for inputs in the health production function.
    Keywords: health, obesity, transition economies, Russia
    Date: 2010
  2. By: Laptev, Jury V.
    Abstract: The crisis made Russian MNE's change their development strategies. The paper considers pre-crisis conditions of Russian MNE's development, the way the crisis influenced their status, the search for a new model of development. The hypotheses of the companies’ problems depth connection to the intensity of their participation in M&A processes are tested along with the specifics of private companies' and partially state-owned companies’ reaction on the crisis. Executive summary is available at pp. 25.
    Keywords: Crisis, Russian MNC’s,
    Date: 2010

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