Politico-Economic Problems of the Russian Regions

Publication date
Monday, 04.06.2001

K. Janovsky S. Zhavoronkov O. Kochetkova A. Mazhuga D. Cherny P. Dejardin P. Hobson D. Savoy


The key aim of the project “Political and Economic Problems of the Russia’s Regions” was to study the impact of regional business specifics (policy pursued by regional authorities, local governments, regional policies of the federal authori-ties, regional specifics of political and legal culture and institutes on the dynamics of economic development of the regions, as well as determine key factors behind the direction and pace of the economic development of regions; and also to focus on the impact of political and legal factors on economic development, identifying data that will allow the building of a methodology for a more strict evaluation of regional components of investment risks than the ones currently available.


Some comments on the research methodology.
Model description. 
A hypothesis.
The difference of the proposed method of research from the known analogous methods. 
Independent variables.
Explainable variables. 
Statistical analysis and original conclusions. 
Rotated Component Matrix. 
Approaches to rating development 
Supplement 3. Tenders. 
Supplement 4. Conflicts within Regional Authorities. 
Supplement 5. Methodological Guidelines – Instructions on Trips to Regions. 
Preparation of Trips. 
Purchase of Information. 
Duration of operating the business. The share of expenditure for the traffic police (GIBDD) and other regulating authorities, including illegal structures in the total costs (including purchase of fuel, spare parts, repairs, savings for a new vehicle). 
Supplement 6 Report on Perm and Tumen Regions. 
Ownership Rights and the Process of Ownership Rights Redistribution. 
Other Variants of Transfers of Ownership. 
Land Transactions.
Legal Protection. 
Survey of Some Categories of Civil Cases. 
Guarantees of Individual Rights and Liberties. 
Regional Perm – Tumen report’s conclusions. 


ISBN 5-93255-035-Х
The research and the publication were undertaken in the framework of CEPRA (Consortium for Economic Policy, Research and Advice) project funded by the Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA).

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