nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2015‒07‒11
twelve papers chosen by
Alexander Harin
Modern University for the Humanities

  1. Public Policy for Stimulating Scientific and Industrial Cooperation By Yuri Sinachev; Mikhail Kuzyk
  2. Construction, Commissioning and Supply of New Housing in Russia in 2014 By Georgy Malginov; G. Sternik
  3. The Situation in the Public Sector and Privatization in Russia in 2014 By Alexander Radygin; Georgy Malginov
  4. Innovations of corporate legislation and regulation: changes in the Civil Code and the new Code of Corporate Governance in Russia in 2014 By Elena Apevalova; Natalia Polezhaeva
  5. Literary Ethnography And Nationalism In The Imperial Russia: A Case Of The Naval Ministry“Literary Expedition” By Alexey V. Vdovin
  6. Financial Markets: Government Regulation vs Self-regulation in Russia in 2014 By Natalia Polezhaeva
  7. The Market of Land Plots in Russia in 2014 By Georgy Zadonsky
  8. Issues of RF State Treasury Property Management in Russia in 2014 By Alexander Radygin; Georgy Malginov
  9. Economic Effects of the Abolition of Serfdom: Evidence from the Russian Empire By Markevich, Andrei; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina
  10. Bankruptcies in 2012-2013: Growth in the Number of Bankruptcies of Financial Institutions and Individual Entrepreneurs and the Introduction of New Regulations By Elena Apevalova
  11. North Caucasus: The New Management Model and Old Problems By Konstantin Kazenin; Irina Starodubrovskaya
  12. Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership By Simone Tagliapietra; Georg Zachmann

  1. By: Yuri Sinachev (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, RANEPA); Mikhail Kuzyk (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: 2015
  2. By: Georgy Malginov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy); G. Sternik (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: The situation in Russia’s residential housing market over the past year was largely determined by the near-stagnation macroeconomic situation and the current phase of market development, which resulted in a multi-vectored movement of prices in the housing markets of different cities, because in most of them the period of post-crisis recovery was already over, while some cities were still struggling with the consequences of the crisis
    Keywords: Russian economy, house construction, house prices, residential property market,
    JEL: R21 R31 R52
    Date: 2015
  3. By: Alexander Radygin (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy); Georgy Malginov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: The main developments over the past year in the sphere under consideration were the launch of the second three-year privatization program for the years 2014–2016; the approval of the new government program Federal Property Management until 2018; the transfer, by a court ruling, of JSC Bashneft back to Russian Federation ownership; the continuation of the active process of creation of integrated structures in the defense industry and related sectors; absence of any significant deals completed on the corporate control market with the participation of state companies; and the expansion, at the level of approved model documents, of the set of available instruments to be applied in the management of entities belonging to the public sector of the national economy.
    Keywords: Russian economy; privatization; public sector; role of state in the economy; structural policy; state property management
    JEL: H82 K11 L32 L33
    Date: 2015
  4. By: Elena Apevalova (RANEPA); Natalia Polezhaeva (RANEPA)
    Abstract: This paper deals with the issues of innovation in corporate legislation. The authors focus on the Civil Code reform and the new Code of Corporate Governance.
    Keywords: Russian economy; civil code, corporate governance legislation
    JEL: K11 K23
    Date: 2015
  5. By: Alexey V. Vdovin (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: This paper explores the ideological sources of the Russian Naval Ministry “literary expedition” in a broad context of ethnographical knowledge, 1840-1860. The author explains which Russian and Western models of literary ethnography compelled Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich to commission Russian writers to describe various provincial regions and ethnic groups. The investigation demonstrates that this expedition was an indispensable part of a broad and influential paradigm of nationalizing knowledge which dominated the Russian science and the literary and discursive fields of the 1850s
    Keywords: literary ethnography, mid-19th century Russian literature, Russian nationalism, writers and power, history of Russian science
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2014
  6. By: Natalia Polezhaeva (RANEPA)
    Abstract: This paper deals with the issues of government regulation in financial markets.
    Keywords: Russian economy; financial markets, regulation
    JEL: G18
    Date: 2015
  7. By: Georgy Zadonsky (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: This paper deals with a wide range of issues related to the land market in Russia.
    Keywords: Russian economy, land market, home equity landing
    JEL: G21 K11 L74 L85 R14 R21 R31
    Date: 2015
  8. By: Alexander Radygin (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy); Georgy Malginov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: Due to the radical character of market transformations that took place in the Russian economy in the 1990s, including reform of the ownership relations oriented to prompt privatization, for a long time there was no interest in the issues of public property management in Russia. Some progress in that sphere occurred after the crisis period of 1997–1998, when a certain shift in the government property policy priorities could be seen. The onset of a new phase in the ownership relations reform in Russia was triggered by the approval, by Decree of the RF Government No 1024 of 9 September 1999, of the Concept of State Property Management and Privatization in the Russian Federation (hereinafter – Concept). It was probably a symbolic event, in that for the first time since 1992 the issues of state property management were given priority over formal alterations to ownership forms.
    Keywords: Russian economy; treasury-owned property, federal property
    JEL: H82 K11 L32 L33
    Date: 2015
  9. By: Markevich, Andrei; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina
    Abstract: We document a very large increase in agricultural productivity, peasants' living standards, and industrial development in the 19th century Imperial Russia as a result of the abolition of serfdom. We construct a novel province-level panel dataset of development outcomes and conduct a difference-in-differences analysis relying on cross-sectional variation in the shares of serfs and over-time variation in emancipation controlling for region-specific trends. We disentangle the effects of the emancipation and the subsequent land reform and show that land reform contributed negatively to agricultural productivity in contrast to a large positive effect of the emancipation. The evidence is consistent with the increase in the power of the peasant commune as the channel of the negative effect of the land reform. The different organizational forms of serfdom were associated with different levels of nutrition of serfs and productivity. The emancipation of serfs from estates where serfs were obliged to work on the landlord's farm (corvee, barshchina) caused an increase in height of their children by 1.6 centimeters. Estates where serfs were required to make in kind payment to the landlord (quitrent, obrok) were equally productive, but, in contrast, their emancipation did not lead to rise in their height. Commitment to an implicit longer-term contract on the amount of serf obligations to landlords, practiced in some estates, made serfdom more productive.
    Keywords: development; forced labor; Russian empire; serfdom
    Date: 2015–02
  10. By: Elena Apevalova (RANEPA)
    Abstract: This paper deals with the issues of bankruptcy of financial institutions and individual businesses.
    Keywords: Russian economy; bankruptcy
    JEL: K35
    Date: 2014
  11. By: Konstantin Kazenin (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy); Irina Starodubrovskaya (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)
    Abstract: This paper deals with the changes in the management structure of the region. The authors focus on budgetary funding of resettlement programmes. The issue of terrorism is also analyzed.
    Keywords: North Caucasus, Dagestan Republic, terrorism, resettlement
    JEL: R10 R11 R12 R13 R14
    Date: 2015
  12. By: Simone Tagliapietra; Georg Zachmann
    Abstract: â?¢ The European Commissionâ??s February 2015 Energy Union Communication calls for intensified work on the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) and the establishment of a new strategic energy partnership with Turkey. The presence of the European Union and Turkey in the region is complementary in a number of ways. Building on this could unlock the regionâ??s gas export potential and make gas supplies to the EU and Turkey more secure. â?¢ The EU should establish dedicated energy diplomacy taskforces with Turkey and each potential supplier in the region (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Kurdistan Region of Iraq). This would allow the EU and Turkey to make use of their complementary diplomatic leverages to overcome barriers to regional gas trade. â?¢ In parallel, the EU should establish with Turkey a dedicated financing mechanism to facilitate gas infrastructure investments, with a primary focus on the upgrade of the Turkish gas grid. The European Investment Bank might play a role in attracting private and institutional investors through its financing tools. â?¢ The four â??EU-Turkey Energy Diplomacy Taskforcesâ?? and the â??EU-Turkey Gas Infrastructure Financing Initiativeâ?? would be initiatives of the recently started EU-Turkey Strategic High Level Energy Dialogue
    Date: 2015–07

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