nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2015‒08‒30
nine papers chosen by
Alexander Harin
Modern University for the Humanities

  1. Условия и порядок прохождения муниципальной службы в субьектах Российской Федерации By Muravchenko, Viktor
  2. Modelling of Scenarios of Interdepartmental Informational cooperation in the Provision of Public Services By Braude-Zolotarev, M.; Voloshkin; Serbina, E.; Negorodov, Vitaliy
  3. The interaction of grassroots communities and local authorities in Russia By Shagalov, Igor
  4. Bank ownership and cost efficiency in Russia, revisited By Mamonov, Mikhail; Vernikov , Andrei
  5. Taxes and Budget Information in Early Modern Russia: The Poll Tax in the City and the Village of the Xviii Century By Korchmina, Elena; Lavrinovich, Maya; Fedyukin, Igor
  6. Methods of Material Incentives in the Civil Service: The Review, Analysis and Proposals By Yuzhakov, Vladimir; Dobrolyubova, Elena; Ludmila, Tatarinova; Schukina, T.
  7. Uncovering equity market contagion among BRICS countries: an application of the multivariate GARCH model By Bonga-Bonga, Lumengo
  8. Правовое регулирование предмета муниципальной службы By Muravchenko, Viktor
  9. Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Space By Zharkov, V.; Malakhov, V.; Simon, Mark; Zhuk, A.; Letnyakov, D.

  1. By: Muravchenko, Viktor
    Abstract: In article is considered conditions and an order of passing of municipal service in subjects of the Russian Federation. The order of receipt and passing of municipal service which is defined by the charter of municipality according to laws of the subject of the Russian Federation is specified, including also the legislation of the Russian Federation on work.
    Keywords: municipal service, municipal employee, municipal position, powers, public service, certification, competition, requirements.
    JEL: K23 K30 R58
    Date: 2015
  2. By: Braude-Zolotarev, M. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Voloshkin (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Serbina, E. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Negorodov, Vitaliy (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))
    Abstract: In the Russian Federation in a fairly short period of time a unified system of interagency electronic interaction was established and is now functioning . However, the practice of submission of documents and information concerning interdepartmental requests the provision of public and municipal services demonstrates the need for qualitative improvement of electronic document management system. The work developed and introduced a new integrated model of organization in the Russian Federation of interdepartmental information interaction in the provision of public and municipal services, including the design of a uniform procedure of information exchange at all levels of government. The proposed model is based on the need to create a unified system of state registration and involves the establishment of uniform standards for state registration of rights to information and documents on interdepartmental inquiries and uniform procedure for organizing such a public accounting.
    Keywords: interagency electronic interaction, electronic document management system, interdepartmental inquiries
    Date: 2015–07
  3. By: Shagalov, Igor
    Abstract: Taking into consideration the underdevelopment of the Russian civil community it is of essential interest to touch upon local communities (known as TOS). Local governments and TOS communities could provide similar services and as such cooperate or compete with each other. Community initiatives could supplant poorly performing government services, or governments could outsource to communities some of its functions. Based on empirical Russian data, collected in the city of Kirov this research shows that the prevailing initial incentive to establish TOS is driven by the prospect of obtaining seed money from the government. We detected sources of TOS advantages over municipal authorities: ratio of costs and benefits, sensitivity to the demands of consumers, social capital, and voluntary nature of TOS. TOS are more likely to emerge in communities where people are sceptical about the efficacy of conventional mechanisms of democratic accountability, and prefer to collaborate with municipal governments on specific projects
    Keywords: TOS, non-profit organization, efficiency, social capital, local authorities, civil community, Russia
    JEL: L31 L33
    Date: 2015–07–28
  4. By: Mamonov, Mikhail (BOFIT); Vernikov , Andrei (BOFIT)
    Abstract: This paper considers the comparative efficiency of public, private, and foreign banks in Russia, a transition economy with several unusual features. We perform stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) of Russian bank-level quarterly data over the period 2005–2013. The method of computation of comparative cost efficiency is amended to control for the effect of revaluation of foreign currency items in bank balance sheets. Public banks are split into core and other state-controlled banks. Employing the generalized method of moments, we estimate a set of distance functions that measure the observed differences in SFA scores of banks and bank clusters (heterogeneity in risk preference and asset structure) to explain changes in bank efficiency rankings. Our results for comparative Russian bank efficiency show higher efficiency scores, less volatility, and narrower spreads between the scores of different bank types than in previous studies. Foreign banks appear to be the least cost-efficient market participants, while core state banks on average are nearly as efficient as private domestic banks. We suggest that foreign banks gain cost-efficiency when they increase their loans-to-assets ratios above the sample median level. Core state banks, conversely, lead in terms of cost efficiency when their loans-to-assets ratio falls below the sample median level. The presented approach is potentially applicable to analysis of bank efficiency in other dollarized emerging markets.
    Keywords: banks; comparative efficiency; SFA; state-controlled banks; Russia
    JEL: G21 P23 P34 P52
    Date: 2015–07–27
  5. By: Korchmina, Elena (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), National Research University Higher School of Economics); Lavrinovich, Maya (National Research University Higher School of Economics); Fedyukin, Igor (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: This paper analyzes legal norms and administrative practices typical for collecting the poll tax that was established in Russia by Peter I and formed the basis of state income during the eighteenth century. The research, based on various archival collections, compares the work of state apparatus in Russia’s countryside and cities.
    Date: 2015–07
  6. By: Yuzhakov, Vladimir (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Dobrolyubova, Elena (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Ludmila, Tatarinova (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Schukina, T. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))
    Abstract: Author's review of international experience of material incentives in the civil service and the results of the study practice material incentives for civil servants at federal and regional level are presented. On the basis of generalization of data of federal executive bodies and subjects of the Russian Federation with regard to the practice of developed foreign countries authors formed proposals on various methods of material incentives in the civil service. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of wages of civil servants and effectiveness of their professional performance.
    Keywords: material incentives, civil service, civil servants, wages
    Date: 2015–04
  7. By: Bonga-Bonga, Lumengo
    Abstract: This paper assesses the extent of the transmission of financial shocks between South Africa and other members of the BRICS grouping in order to infer the degree of contagion during the period 1996-2012. The paper makes use of a multivariate VAR-DCC-GARCH model for this end. The paper finds evidence of cross-transmission and dependence between South Africa and Brazil. However, the empirical results show that South Africa is more affected by crises originating from China, India and Russia than these countries are by crises originating from South Africa. The findings of this paper should be of interest to policy makers in the BRICS grouping should they be considering the possibility of full capital market liberalization and to the international investor who is looking at diversifying portfolios in the BRICS grouping.
    Keywords: contagion, BRICS, VAR-DCC-GARCH
    JEL: C58 F36 G15
    Date: 2015–08–24
  8. By: Muravchenko, Viktor
    Abstract: In article the general idea about definition of concepts of a subject of "municipal service", "the municipal employee" and "a municipal position" is considered. It is adumbrated about definition of these concepts on the basis synthesis of its use in the legislation of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also in sciences of the state and municipal law.
    Keywords: subject, limits of a service, municipal service, municipal employee, municipal post, power, public service, local self-management, category, group.
    JEL: K2 K23 K3 K30 R58
    Date: 2001
  9. By: Zharkov, V. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Malakhov, V. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Simon, Mark (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Zhuk, A. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Letnyakov, D. (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))
    Abstract: This work was the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary world politics. With the help of modern international relations theory relevant it addresses key policy issues that currently faced by most countries of the former Soviet Union both in internal and external dimensions. The study identifies particular national and state-building in post-Soviet countries, and mechanisms of action of domestic factors on the foreign policies of posts. Particular attention is paid to the political and expert discourse of newly built Eurasian Economic Union. On a conceptual level, it analyzes the mechanisms of formation macrogroup identities in these countries.
    Keywords: post-Soviet space, political process, macrogroup identities
    Date: 2015–06

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