nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2014‒11‒01
eight papers chosen by

  1. Industrial Policy in Russia in 2000–2013: Institutional Features and Key Lessons By Yuri Sinachev; Mikhail Kuzyk; Boris Kuznetsov; Evgeniy Pogrebniak
  2. Housing Mortgage Lending in Russia in 2013 By Georgy Zadonsky
  3. The Nexus between Military Expenditures and Economic Growth in the BRICS and the US: A Bootstrap Panel Causality Test By Ming Zhong; Tsangyao Chang; Samrat Goswami; Rangan Gupta
  4. On Early Russian Reception Of Mikhail Bakhtin’s Work: The Case Of Vladimir Turbin, Or Staying At The “Boundary Of Silence” By Natalia M. Dolgorukova
  5. The Effect Of Closing Hour Restrictions On Alcohol Use And Abuse In Russia By Alexander S. Skorobogatov
  6. Kazakhstan Legislation for Allocation of Mining Exploration Rights : Report 1. Allocation of Exploration Rights for Mining in a Sample of Major Global Mining Countries By World Bank
  7. Policy Issues and Prospects for Ukraine’s Grain Exports By Schroeder, Kateryna G.; Meyers, William H.
  8. Republic of Kazakhstan: Selected Issues By International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

  1. By: Yuri Sinachev (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, RANEPA); Mikhail Kuzyk (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, RANEPA); Boris Kuznetsov (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, RANEPA); Evgeniy Pogrebniak (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, RANEPA)
    Abstract: This paper deals with assessment of the experience in industrial policy implementation in Russia, and a determination of the key lessons including an analysis of two examples of industrial policy – the nano-industry and the automotive industry. ?
    Keywords: Russian economy, industrial policy
    JEL: L32 L38 L52 L59
    Date: 2014
  2. By: Georgy Zadonsky (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: This paper deals with a wide range of issues related to housing mortgage lending in Russia.
    Keywords: Russian economy, mortgage
    JEL: G21 K11 L74 L85 R14 R21 R31
    Date: 2014
  3. By: Ming Zhong (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics,School of Finance, Shanghai, CHINA); Tsangyao Chang (Department of Finance, Feng Chia University Taichung, TAIWAN); Samrat Goswami (Department of Rural Management and Development Tripura University, Tripura, INDIA); Rangan Gupta (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)
    Abstract: This study re-examines the causal linkages between military expenditures and economic growth for the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and that for the USA for the period 1988-2012. Panel causality was examined to explain dependency and heterogeneity across countries. The results of Granger causality tests show that military expenditures influence economic growth in the United States, economic growth influence military expenditures in both Brazil and India, a feedback between military expenditures and economic growth in Russia, and no causal link exists between military expenditures and economic growth in China and South Africa. These results indicate that the causality between military expenditures and economic growth varies across countries with different conditions. The findings of this study could provide important policy implications for the BRICS countries and also for the United States.
    Keywords: Military Expenditures, Economic Growth, Dependency and Heterogeneity, Bootstrap Panel Granger Causality Test, BRICS Countries
    JEL: H56 O41 C23
    Date: 2014–10
  4. By: Natalia M. Dolgorukova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: The history of the Soviet reception of Mikhail Bakhtin’s heritage and ideas has not been written yet. The present working paper is a case study of works by Vladimir N. Turbin (1927—1993) who was one of the early Bakhtin’s followers in the USSR. The paper examines Turbin’s books (A Short While Before Aquarius, A Farewell to Epos) and his articles in different years (including published posthumously) related to Bakhtin, his life, theories, and ideas. The careful exploration of these works enables to explain why the proper reception of Bakhtin’s heritage in the USSR in the 1960-70s did not take place and why the book Turbin wanted to write about his teacher has not been written. Turbin’s case allows to argue that Bakhtin’s reception was not successful because of different nature as compared to all of his contemporaries and conversation partners.
    Keywords: Mikhail Bakhtin, Vladimir Turbin, history of reception, history of Russian thought and aesthetics.
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2014
  5. By: Alexander S. Skorobogatov (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: This research estimates the effect of the restriction of trading hours on the use of alcoholic beverages falling under the restriction, and to evaluate the substitution effect for the beverages not under the restriction. The hypotheses tested are that these policies decrease use of factory-made vodka and increase use of home-made vodka (samogon) and factory-made light beverages. Overall use, binge drinking, and the consumption of vodka, samogon, beer, and wine were examined. The conclusions are that the sales restrictions leads to a decrease of factory-made vodka consumption and its partial substitution by samagon for people most exposed to the restriction. A by-product of the restriction is a redistribution of alcohol market in favor of the big shops that resulted in a fall in samogon sales and rise in wine sales.
    Keywords: closing hours, alcohol policy, substitution effect, differences-in-differences
    JEL: I18 J60 K42 L66 P51
    Date: 2014
  6. By: World Bank
    Keywords: Education - Knowledge for Development Environmental Economics and Policies Technology Industry Mining and Extractive Industry (Non-Energy) Finance and Financial Sector Development - Debt Markets Industry Environment
    Date: 2013–06
  7. By: Schroeder, Kateryna G.; Meyers, William H.
    Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, Production Economics,
    Date: 2013–12
  8. By: International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
    Keywords: Economic growth;Reserves adequacy;External debt;Debt sustainability;Monetary policy;Inflation targeting;Exchange rate policy;Selected Issues Papers;Kazakhstan;
    Date: 2014–08–05

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