nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2017‒07‒23
twelve papers chosen by

  1. Гармонизация данных государственной статистики и региональных выборочных обследований для измерения продолжительности внутренней трудовой миграции населения регионов Российской Федерации By Eldyaeva, Nina; Ekaterina, Kovanova
  2. Взаимодействие университетских коллективов России и Китая при разработке проектов модернизации аграрной экономики: методология, направления исследований, сравнение потенциалов, социально-культурные измерения сельских территорий By Stukach, Victor; Feng, Wei
  3. Changing the Role and Responsibilities of Middle Managers: A Case Study of the Implications of 'Project 5-100' at a Russian University By Farida Zagirova
  4. Russian Federation; Selected Issues By International Monetary Fund
  5. Political Influence, Firm Performance and Survival By Vladimir Sokolov; Laura Solanko
  6. Russian Federation; 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report By International Monetary Fund
  7. Misperceptions of income distributions: Cross-country evidence from a randomized survey experiment By Elisabeth Bublitz
  8. Republic of Latvia; Selected Issues By International Monetary Fund
  9. The Rising Cost of Ambient Air Pollution thus far in the 21st Century: Results from the BRIICS and the OECD Countries By Rana Roy; Nils Axel Braathen
  10. Национальный форсайт - проект сельского хозяйства Казахстана: научно-техническая стратегия, ресурсы, приоритеты развития, конкурентоспособность. By Stukach, Victor; Shevchenco, Yelena
  11. Republic of Lithuania; Selected Issues By International Monetary Fund
  12. Republic of Lithuania; 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report By International Monetary Fund

  1. By: Eldyaeva, Nina; Ekaterina, Kovanova
    Abstract: The article is devoted to the analysis of the impact of internal labour migration of population of the Russian Federation on socio-economic development of the regions of the country. The article presents the modern problems of quantitative evaluation of migration processes, as well as the main trends of migration processes and conditions of formation of migration flows in the country.
    Keywords: Labour migration, socio-economic development of the regions, migration, interregional migration, regional economy, population migration
    JEL: J1 J11
    Date: 2017–02–08
  2. By: Stukach, Victor; Feng, Wei
    Abstract: The article discusses the interaction of university teams in Russia and China in the development of a project to modernize the agrarian economy. The methodological aspects, directions of work, the comparison of potentials, the approaches to socio-cultural dimensions in the agrarian economy are examined. The work is viewed as a step-by-step process: from establishing interaction between participants and coordinating the basic provisions of the research methodology to determining the directions that together form the content of the project "Comparison of modernization processes in agriculture in Russia and China." For the comparability of the dynamics of modernization processes, a list of directions and a system of indicators has been developed, and a methodology for socio-cultural measurements of rural areas is given.
    Keywords: Modernization of agriculture, agriculture in Russia, agriculture in China, parameters for comparing the potential of the agrarian economy, socio-cultural dimensions, G.Hofstede
    JEL: O21 O24 P2
    Date: 2017–02
  3. By: Farida Zagirova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: In 2013, Russia launched Project 5-100 to place five Russian universities among the top 100 university rankings by 2020. As one of the important changes within universities Project 5-100 sought an enhancement of the management system. This paper provides insights into the changing roles and responsibilities of middle managers in Russian university under Project 5-100. The theoretical approach of new managerialism was applied, using documentary analysis, semi-structured interviews and survey as data-gathering tools. The findings demonstrate that significant changes toward more a managerial character influenced the responsibilities of the heads of academic units (HAU). It reveals disagreement between managers and academics on many questions evaluating the changes. The author concludes that managers also may contribute to the implementation of Project 5-100, but agreement between different levels of staff needs to be achieved for further successful development.
    Keywords: Russia, higher education, increasing competitiveness, new managerialism, national policy implementation, middle managers, academic management.
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2017
  4. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: Russian Federation: Selected Issues
  5. By: Vladimir Sokolov (National Research University Higher School of Economics); Laura Solanko (Bank of Finland)
    Abstract: We examine how regional-level political influence affects firm financial performance and survival. Combining representative survey data on mid-sized manufacturing firms in Russia with official registry data, we find that politically influential firms exhibit higher profitability and retain larger financial investments than non-influential firms. Most importantly, our empirical analysis suggests that the benefits of influence may be transient. Influential firms experienced significantly lower growth during our sample period than non-influential firms. Moreover, influential firms had a significantly higher probability of being liquidated than non-influential firms and the likelihood of the subsequent plant utilization by a new firm was higher for the politically influential liquidated firms.
    Keywords: political influence, firm performance, firm liquidation, government quality
    JEL: D22 D72 G33 G38
    Date: 2017
  6. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: After two years of recession, the economy is recovering due to higher oil prices and improved sentiment, amid tight fiscal and monetary policies. Medium-term prospects are nonetheless subdued given the expected stability of oil prices over the forecasting period and a structurally weak economy. Structural reforms over the past year consisted of a high profile partial privatization and other small measures.
  7. By: Elisabeth Bublitz
    Abstract: This paper investigates whether the individual misperception of income distributions helps explain why, opposite to Meltzer and Richard (1981), higher initial inequality levels do not correlate positively with redistribution. I conduct a representative survey experiment in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, and the United States, providing a personalized information treatment on the income distribution to a randomly chosen subsample. Most respondents misperceive their own position in the income distribution. These biases di_er by country and the true income position. Misperceptions of the median income relate negatively to misperceived income positions, showing evidence for biased reference points. Correcting misperceptions slightly shifts the demand towards less redistribution in Germany and Russia which appears to be driven by respondents with a negative position bias. Apart from Spain and the US, treatment reactions lead to a convergence of the demand for redistribution across countries. The treatment also alters trust levels in government and beliefs about the importance of luck but not equally across bias types.
    Keywords: Income distribution, biased perceptions, inequality, survey experiment
    JEL: D31 D63 H20
    Date: 2017–04
  8. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues
    Date: 2017–07–07
  9. By: Rana Roy; Nils Axel Braathen
    Abstract: This paper presents updated results for the cost of ambient air pollution in 41 countries: the 6 major emerging economies known as the BRIICS – Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa – and the 35 member-countries of the OECD. It draws on the epidemiological evidence base assembled in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, in order to detail results for mortalities from ambient air pollution (AAP) – ambient particulate matter pollution (APMP) and ambient ozone pollution (AOP) – in each of these 41 countries, at successive five-year intervals from 2000 to 2015.
    Keywords: Air pollution, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Mortality, Value of Statistical Life
    JEL: D61 Q51 Q53
    Date: 2017–07–19
  10. By: Stukach, Victor; Shevchenco, Yelena
    Abstract: : Innovation has become a key factor in global economic development and remain at the forefront of technological breakthrough. Developed countries pay considerable attention to conducting R&D in the segments that in the coming decades will determine megatrends of technological and social development. At the same time, a great emphasis is placed on the development of interdisciplinary scientific directions and the convergence of technologies. Foresight helps to increase effectiveness of the decision-making process, ensuring a high level of transparency, through the involvement of all stakeholders. In addition, foresight increases awareness of participants about possible scenarios and risks of the future, as well as opportunities that should not be missed.
    Keywords: Foresight, foresight methodology, innovations, science and technology development in agricultural sector, scenarios, strategies for agribusiness development, interdisciplinary research, convergence of technologies.
    JEL: N5 O21 O3
    Date: 2016
  11. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: Republic of Lithuania: Selected Issues
    Keywords: Europe;Lithuania;
    Date: 2017–06–30
  12. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: Lithuania has experienced strong convergence since the mid-1990s, but the catch-up of productivity with Western Europe has stalled in the last three years. While a cyclical upswing is likely to lift growth to 3.2 percent this year and next, structural reforms are essential to support strong medium-term performance. The government that took office in December is committed to a “social market economy,” but its reform agenda may be difficult to implement without greater focus on key measures.
    Keywords: Lithuania;Europe;
    Date: 2017–06–30

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